To collect up-to-date data to support development and evaluation of effective sustainable materials management programs.


Develop and adopt a policy to regularly collect data on the generation and characterization of all materials collected in the municipality.

The policy shall reference and require waste characterization and generation studies to follow the SWEEP Guidelines for Waste Characterization and Waste Generation Studies[1].

At a minimum, the policy must specify that a Major Waste Characterization and Generation Study be conducted every 5 years, with at least one Waste Characterization Update between major studies.

[1]The SWEEP waste characterization and generation guideline methodology is under development.

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