- Sacramento County, in California, is considering making changes to an ordinance would prohibit recycling businesses from operating in shipping containers.
- Altering the existing policy would mean that recyclers would be required to get minor-use permits from the zoning administrator. Business would have to be conducted in an enclosed building instead of a modular structure.
- If the ordinance is adopted, approximately 90% of recycling businesses run out of the containers would be closed. A final decision regarding the policy is expected to be reached in April.
The California Grocers Association is against the proposed changes, citing that the revisions would have "dramatic negative impacts." The group said that the recyclers are located in "convenience zones" --areas where the public has easy access to recycling centers. The zones are established by the state state Legislature.