Intent: To collect current data to identify and evaluate effective solid waste management
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).