WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service finalized its regulations for tax-exempt financing of solid-waste disposal facilities, adopting most of the recommendations proposed by attorneys last year, market participants said Thursday.

The regulations complete an almost 10-year process that began in 2002. The final rules, which take effect for bonds sold on or after Oct. 18, affirm the IRS’ pro-recycling stance established in 2009 and ease some restrictions for agriculture waste by-products, bond lawyers agreed.

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