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SECTION 27-1018
Beverage container assistance program
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 27, TITLE 10
§ 27-1018. Beverage container assistance program.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, within the
limits of appropriations therefor, the commissioner shall make state
assistance payments to municipalities, businesses and not-for-profit
organizations located in the state for the cost of reverse vending
machines located or to be located in the state. Such state assistance
payments shall not exceed fifty percent of the costs of equipment,
and/or the acquisition and/or rehabilitation of real property or
structures located or to be located in the state related to the
collecting, sorting, and packaging of empty beverage containers subject
to the provisions of this title. Such payments may include costs related
to the establishment of redemption centers, including mobile redemption
centers. For the purposes of this section, municipalities and
not-for-profit organizations shall have the meaning as defined in
section 54-0101 of this chapter and businesses shall mean a dealer,
distributor or redemption center as defined in this title that employs
less than fifty employees.