Solid Waste Strategic Plan  City of Santa Barbara March 5, 2007
5-Year Strategic Plan - Introduction  <ul><li>Progress made diverting City’s municipal  </li></ul><ul><li>solid waste from...
2002 SOLID WASTE POLICY   <ul><li>Policy Statement   </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling leader of the State </li></ul><ul><li>70%...
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT Progress to date: Tajiguas Landfill Expansion Project  Recycling Programs at City Facilities & Park...
REGIONAL COOPERATION  <ul><li>Multi-Jurisdictional Solid Waste Task Group </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term Strategies:   </li><...
SANTA BARBARA’S WASTE STREAM IN 2003
DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES
CURRENT DIVERSION <ul><li>State-certified Diversion Rate:  51% </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 tons = 1% Diversion </li></ul><ul><...
DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES
DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES
DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES
MOVING FORWARD <ul><li>Low-Hanging Fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-Effective Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Building on Success o...
MAXIMIZING DIVERSION
CURRENT PROGRAMS   In Progress <ul><li>School Recycling  (Diversion: 1%, Cost: $40,000) </li></ul><ul><li>City Facilities ...
IMPLEMENTATION – SHORT TERM  FISCAL YEARS 2006/2007 <ul><li>C&D Recycling Ordinance </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory Commercial...
C&D RECYCLING ORDINANCE   (DIVERSION:  7.5%, COST: $60,000) <ul><li>Applies to all construction and demolition projects </...
MANDATORY  COMMERCIAL RECYCLING   (DIVERSION:  3.0%, COST:  $50,000) <ul><li>Requires recycling in commercial sector </li>...
PILOT FOODSCRAP RECOVERY & COMPOSTING   (DIVERSION:  2.5%, COST: $67,000) <ul><li>Large institutions and restaurants </li>...
ANNUAL WASTE GENERATION   (DIVERSION:  1%, COST:  $50,000) <ul><li>AB 939 requires jurisdictions to measure annual waste  ...
IMPLEMENTATION – SHORT TERM   FISCAL YEARS 2006/2007 <ul><li>Additional Greenwaste   (Diversion:  2.5%, Cost: $50,000) </l...
IMPLEMENTATION – SHORT TERM   FISCAL YEARS 2006/2007 <ul><li>Rate Incentives   (Diversion:  0.5%) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mo...
REGIONAL DISCUSSIONS <ul><li>Cost Issues at Tajiguas Landfill </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tipping (“dumping”) fees </li></ul...
IMPLEMENTATION - MEDIUM TERM (Within Five Years) <ul><li>Local Material Recovery Facility  </li></ul><ul><li>(Diversion:  ...
IMPLEMENTATION – LONG TERM (Beyond Five Years)   <ul><li>Conversion Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explores feasibility ...
Implementation Schedule Summer  Fall Winter Spring Summer  Fall Winter 2005 2006 X  X Unscheduled Hauling Permits X X Addi...
Implementation Considerations <ul><li>Plan focuses on lower-cost, easy-to-do,  </li></ul><ul><li>practical programs </li><...
Strategic Plan  Available at: <ul><li>SBrecycles.org </li></ul>
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Solid Waste Strategic Plan City of Santa Barbara

  1. 1. Solid Waste Strategic Plan City of Santa Barbara March 5, 2007
  2. 2. 5-Year Strategic Plan - Introduction <ul><li>Progress made diverting City’s municipal </li></ul><ul><li>solid waste from landfills </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of City’s waste stream </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended action plan to achieve diversion goals </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2002 SOLID WASTE POLICY <ul><li>Policy Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling leader of the State </li></ul><ul><li>70% diversion by 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Principles & Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-effective diversion programs </li></ul><ul><li>Secure, reliable service </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal exposure to liability </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term disposal options </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate control of waste stream </li></ul>
  4. 4. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT Progress to date: Tajiguas Landfill Expansion Project Recycling Programs at City Facilities & Parks Commercial Recycling Programs Recycled-Content Products Public Education and Outreach Residential Recycling Programs      
  5. 5. REGIONAL COOPERATION <ul><li>Multi-Jurisdictional Solid Waste Task Group </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term Strategies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction and demolition (C&D) recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced commercial recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional material recovery facility (MRF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversion technology (CT) as alternative to landfilling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-term disposal options for biosolids </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. SANTA BARBARA’S WASTE STREAM IN 2003
  7. 7. DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES
  8. 8. CURRENT DIVERSION <ul><li>State-certified Diversion Rate: 51% </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 tons = 1% Diversion </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Diversion Needed: 19% </li></ul>
  9. 9. DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES
  10. 10. DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES
  11. 11. DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES
  12. 12. MOVING FORWARD <ul><li>Low-Hanging Fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-Effective Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Building on Success of Other Jurisdictions’ Efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Regional Partners </li></ul>
  13. 13. MAXIMIZING DIVERSION
  14. 14. CURRENT PROGRAMS In Progress <ul><li>School Recycling (Diversion: 1%, Cost: $40,000) </li></ul><ul><li>City Facilities Recycling (Diversion: 0.25%, Cost: $20,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Public Education & Outreach (Cost: $75,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform Color Containers </li></ul><ul><li>Space Requirements for Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling in Public Spaces (Diversion: 0.5%, Cost: $130,000) </li></ul>
  15. 15. IMPLEMENTATION – SHORT TERM FISCAL YEARS 2006/2007 <ul><li>C&D Recycling Ordinance </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory Commercial Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Foodscrap Recovery and Composting </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Generation Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Greenwaste </li></ul><ul><li>Unscheduled Hauling Permits </li></ul><ul><li>C&D Recycling Facility </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Rate Incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Stream Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Green Purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Discussions </li></ul>
  16. 16. C&D RECYCLING ORDINANCE (DIVERSION: 7.5%, COST: $60,000) <ul><li>Applies to all construction and demolition projects </li></ul><ul><li>Requires applicant to recycle project waste at </li></ul><ul><li>certified recycling facility </li></ul><ul><li>Includes outreach and public meetings with </li></ul><ul><li>contractors </li></ul>
  17. 17. MANDATORY COMMERCIAL RECYCLING (DIVERSION: 3.0%, COST: $50,000) <ul><li>Requires recycling in commercial sector </li></ul><ul><li>Requires equal space for recyclables in multi-unit </li></ul><ul><li>residential and commercial facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Includes outreach and public meetings with </li></ul><ul><li>commercial sector </li></ul>
  18. 18. PILOT FOODSCRAP RECOVERY & COMPOSTING (DIVERSION: 2.5%, COST: $67,000) <ul><li>Large institutions and restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Commitments from Cottage Hospital and Santa </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara City College </li></ul><ul><li>Existing composting facility in northern Santa </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara county </li></ul><ul><li>If pilot deemed successful - program could be rolled </li></ul><ul><li>out to commercial and residential customers </li></ul>
  19. 19. ANNUAL WASTE GENERATION (DIVERSION: 1%, COST: $50,000) <ul><li>AB 939 requires jurisdictions to measure annual waste </li></ul><ul><li>generation </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to establish new annual waste generation </li></ul><ul><li>rate </li></ul><ul><li>City’s waste stream has changed significantly since 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Existing waste generation rate does not reflect current </li></ul><ul><li>diversion efforts </li></ul>
  20. 20. IMPLEMENTATION – SHORT TERM FISCAL YEARS 2006/2007 <ul><li>Additional Greenwaste (Diversion: 2.5%, Cost: $50,000) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Provides additional greenwaste container to residential customers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unscheduled Hauling Permits </li></ul><ul><li>- Requires businesses providing unscheduled hauling services to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>obtain permit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>C&D Recycling Facility Support   </li></ul><ul><li>- Supports expansion of CIWMB-permitted capacity at MarBorg C&D </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling Facility </li></ul>
  21. 21. IMPLEMENTATION – SHORT TERM FISCAL YEARS 2006/2007 <ul><li>Rate Incentives (Diversion: 0.5%) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modifies rate structure to maximize financial incentives to recycle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Waste Stream Optimization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Considers processing arrangements for City’s recyclables </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Purchasing (Cost: $7,000) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliments City recycling effort through use of recycled products </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. REGIONAL DISCUSSIONS <ul><li>Cost Issues at Tajiguas Landfill </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tipping (“dumping”) fees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Closure/post-closure funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C&D tailings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other closed landfills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Revenue from Commingled Recyclables </li></ul><ul><li>County Program Fee </li></ul><ul><li>Greenwaste Processing Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Building Relationships with County and City of Goleta </li></ul>
  23. 23. IMPLEMENTATION - MEDIUM TERM (Within Five Years) <ul><li>Local Material Recovery Facility  </li></ul><ul><li>(Diversion: 3.0%, Cost: $60,000) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being studied through MJSWTG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Siting is primary challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hazardous Waste Management </li></ul><ul><li>(Diversion: 1.25%) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider siting new hazardous waste collection center </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. IMPLEMENTATION – LONG TERM (Beyond Five Years) <ul><li>Conversion Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explores feasibility of conversion technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beyond five-year time frame of Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would not compete for recoverable materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MJSWTG requesting approval of CT principles </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Implementation Schedule Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter 2005 2006 X X Unscheduled Hauling Permits X X Additional Greenwaste X Waste Generation X X Foodscrap Recovery X X Local Material Recovery Facility X School Recycling X X Mandatory Commercial Recycling X X C&D Ordinance
  26. 26. Implementation Considerations <ul><li>Plan focuses on lower-cost, easy-to-do, </li></ul><ul><li>practical programs </li></ul><ul><li>Seventy percent diversion will be target </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  27. 27. Strategic Plan Available at: <ul><li>SBrecycles.org </li></ul>
  28. 28. Questions / Comments
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