DRAFT INDUSTRY WGP: Waste Generation Analysis

Intent: To support good sustainable materials management policies and programs with current data. Requirement: Measure and report the annual tonnage of black bin, blue bin and green bin material collected and disposed or recovered. Follow Oregon example. What about textiles, batteries, OCC that is directly back-hauled  The report should include measured or calculated: Total solid […]

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DRAFT WGP: Education Programs

Intent: To educate customers, consumers and employees about sustainable materials-related practices in the home and business. Requirement: Develop educational programs on source reduction, reuse and proper material disposal. Conduct an educational program that is accessible to 40 percent of customers and/or consumers in the company’s franchise or collection service territory. Develop and conduct mandatory annual education […]

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Industry–Waste Generation & Prevention (WGP)

Waste generation refers to the volume or tonnage of solid waste generated prior to any recovery or disposal. Preventing and minimizing waste generation is considered to be more important than solid waste recovery, prioritized first in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s waste management hierarchy. Two mechanisms are employed to minimize waste generation: source reduction and […]

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