Prince George's County (Md.) is considering raising recycling targets and may institute mandatory recycling if it doesn't hit the standards.
The County Council will make a final decision today on setting countywide goals of a 45% recycling rate by 2015, 55% by 2018 and 60% by 2020, the Washington Examiner reported.
Owners of apartments, condominiums, industrial properties and commercial buildings also must make recycling available to tenants by 2014, under the proposal.
A composting pilot program also is included, which would go into limited use in 2014 then expanded countywide in 2015 with enough success, the newspaper said.
Prince George's current recycling rate is 40%; well above the state's required minimum for a county its size, but below neighboring Montgomery County's 47%. That county already has mandatory recycling and wants a 70% recycling rate by 2020.