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Due in part to the high rate of population growth in Florida and the increasing rates of solid waste generation by Floridians, the problem of solid waste management has generated serious statewide concern. In an effort to address this critical environmental issue, the Florida Legislature during the 1988 Regular Session passed the Solid Waste Management Act. In this Article, Mr. Preston and Mr. DeRose outline the development of this significant new legislation, summarize its main provisions, and highlight the Act's funding sources as well as the new regulatory and rulemaking activities that will be undertaken to implement the Act.