October 2009 – Atlanta, Georgia – Region 4 Meeting
March 2010 – Chattanooga, TN – Work Group
April 2010 – Gatlinburg, TN – Work Group
May 2010– Go-To-Meeting Planning Segment Complete
June 2010 – PlanImplementation – Emerge Knowledge Design
January 2011 – Tentative System Go-Live for Local Governments
Simplicity is Key The key to the entire project is aggregation Aggregation is the method of pulling material together How will we aggregate materials? Two choices: Lumping or Splitting Each state has its own method of labeling Leverage existing collection methods Materials are the same, its how we label and lump them together Survey the States
Aggregation by Type of Commodity Other Fiber/Paper Plastics Metals Glass
Aggregation Benefits Aggregation occurs at several levels Commodity By Sector By Government Aggregation allows for: Better Filtering of Data Improved Reporting Data Mining Benchmarking Projections and trending
Sector Definitions Residential Sector 1.) Post consumer recycling from inhabited dwellings; 2.) Materials directly managed by local governments as this is the most reliable; 3.) Materials generated by the general public at large.
Sector Definitions Commercial Sector 1.) Created from doing business in retail sales including supply chain. 2.) Materials from commercial office space from business complexes, and other office buildings.
Sector Definitions Industrial Sector 1.) Any material generated on site at a manufacturing plant 2.) Standard Industrial Code (SIC code) would be used to determine the appropriate sector, helping to differentiate between Commercial and Industrial sectors.
Sector Definitions Institutional Sector 1.) Government agencies at any level (federal, state, or local) 2.) Government facilities (parks, government buildings, military bases, etc.) 3.) Hospitals of all types 4.) Educational institutions of all types and levels 5.) Correctional facilities of all types
Sector Definitions Other Sector 1.) Special Event recycling from festivals or one time or once a year type events.
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Benefits of Project Aggregation allows for “apples to apples” comparisons Methodology maintains the integrity and ownership of programs within the hierarchy of participants Benchmarking and ability to see across borders Naturally moves participants to more consistency in region Reporting and data mining Maintains the propriety of information Provides information to private sector partners
State Benefits Improves data request response times for: Legislature Policy makers General Public Research Statewide dashboard for report submission tracking Canned and ad hoc reporting Improves review efficiency Ease and simplicity of report submission Can help with proprietary information collection Expandable Legacy data is easily compared with current submissions Real time user help
State Benefits Temporary logins with read only ability User friendly Improves uniformity of data, reduces error rate Web widgets Power of Web 2.0 applications Subscription based not an application that needs support Projections and trending Very cost effective-Saved Tennessee about $75,000 per year in database creation and management Only need Internet capable PC with Browser Author and time stamp data
Local Government Benefits Improved reporting Useful tools and reports Can be linked to MyEcoville to distribute information via the web Assists in regional cooperation Data can be used to help promote local government resources
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Making Progress, The Steering Committee January 2010 – Template design shared April 2010 – Presented to Workgroup Template May 2010 – First Conference Call June 2010 – Second Conference Call – Survey Review July 2010 – Third Conference Call – Survey Review September 2010 – Fourth Conference Call – Template and system review November 2010 – Steering Committee Test and Review December 2010 –Municipal Users Beta Test and Review January 2011 –Fifth Conference Call – Connect Update Presentation
Project Inquiries by Region
Larry Christley, Manager Planning and Financial Assistance Sections Division of Solid Waste Management Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation 401 Church Street, 5th Floor Nashville, TN 37243-1535 Direct Line: 615-532-0744 Fax: 615-532-0886 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tdec.net/swm/prwr