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DocuSign Envelope ID:C314C599-69A6-4D61-839A-ECDAEB5DC1A3 <br /> Ordinance No. 4041 <br /> AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING NEW CHAPTER 2.86 REGARDING COMPOST <br /> PROCUREMENT <br /> Whereas ESSHB 1799 was signed into Washington State law in March 2022 to increase the <br /> diversion of organic materials from landfills in order to reduce methane emissions; <br /> Whereas landfills emit a significant amount of methane, a greenhouse gas 27-30 times more potent <br /> than carbon dioxide; <br /> Whereas the City of Anacortes provides organic material collection services; <br /> Whereas, as more organic materials are diverted and recycled,it is critical that compost be <br /> procured by local jurisdictions and other local entities to support the economic viability of these <br /> processes and programs; <br /> Whereas, several City departments procure soil, compost, and mulch for use on City-owned <br /> properties and projects; <br /> Whereas, it is well-established that the use of compost in landscaping and soil amendment has <br /> many benefits such as moisture retention,weed suppression, natural form of nutrients,stops soil <br /> erosion,and stormwater filtration; and <br /> Whereas RCW 43.19A.15 0(1) requires many cities and counties in Washington, including the City <br /> of Anacortes,to adopt a compost procurement ordinance by January 1, 2023; <br /> Now, therefore, the City Council of the City of Anacortes does ordain as follows: <br /> Section 1. AMC Chapter 2.86 is adopted to read as shown in Attachment A. <br /> Section 2. This ordinance takes effect on May 31, 2023. <br /> PASSED and APPROVED this 21st day of February 2023. <br /> CITY OF ANACORTES: <br /> Matt Miller,Mayor <br /> 1 <br />