Standards > Quantifying Waste Generation and Composition

Intent: To collect current data to identify and evaluate effective solid waste management
programs.
Requirements: Conduct regular waste generation and composition studies and define what is
“regular.” Calculate total solid waste generated at least on an annual basis, including the following;

  • Calculate per capita solid waste generation ;
  • Calculate Residential vs. Commercial origin.

Goal for this credit: Waste characterization and generation studies — execute those policies.
Municipalities should keep track data from landfills at least on an annual basis (generation).

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