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 […]

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Draft: Municipal WGP Education Programs on Waste Reduction and Reuse Policy

Intent: Reduce waste generation and disposal through education programs. Requirement: Develop educational programs on source reduction, reuse, and proper materials disposal. These educational components should include the following: Required: List of materials accepted for curbside collection (link to another credit later on) List of materials not accepted for curbside collection Drop-0ff locations for materials not […]

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Municipal Waste Generation & Prevention

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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