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Presentation to the TN Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Environment July 11, 2012. Recycling is good for the economy.

Presentation to the TN Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Environment July 11, 2012. Recycling is good for the economy.

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Sub Committee Presentation 7 10 12 R2 Sub Committee Presentation 7 10 12 R2 Presentation Transcript

  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste ManagementWaste Reduction Rule Summary and Status General Summary of the Waste Reduction Recommendations Presented to the Department of Environment and Conservation "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Recycling and Waste Reduction• 2007 Legislation• Waste Reduction Task Force 2008-9• Waste Reduction Rule Status• Important Statistics Of Note• New Focus• Partnerships• Key Concepts "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management2007 Legislation-Public Chapter 462 • Allowed Goal To Be Set By Rule Due To Dynamic Nature of Materials Management • “Right-sized” Enforcement • Added To Plan Disaster Debris Management • Established New Grant Programs • Addressed Housekeeping Measures "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management 2007 Legislation-Public Chapter 584• Municipal Solid Waste • Moratorium on Bulk Advisory Committee Survey For Release (BSFR) (SWAC) to investigate: Program Wastes – Economic Value of Materials Outcomes- – Ways to Reduce Wastes like: Food, Yard, and • Waste Characterization Chemical Wastes from Study Landfills • Waste Reduction Task Force "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Waste Reduction Task Force• 26 Solid Waste Professionals – County, City, Waste Industry, Recycling Interests, Environmental Interests, And Manufacturing• Input From: – Institutions Of Higher Learning, Industry Leaders, Trade Organizations, Non- profits, Environmental Justice Coordinator, And Other Government Agencies "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Waste Reduction Task Force• Work Groups And Task Force Could Bring In Any Resource• To Become A Recommendation: – Pass Out Of Work Group – Achieve 80% Approval By Task Force "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Recommendations (In Summary)• The New Solid Waste Goal For The State Of Tennessee: – Reduce the amount of solid waste going to landfills on an annual basis.• Those Who Are Responsible For The Goal: – All Tennesseans, public and private organizations "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Recommendations (In Summary)Action Points Summarized:• Public agencies (county and municipal governments), private (commercial, industrial, and institutional) will develop solid waste plans to reduce their annual waste going to landfills with a 20% target.• Landfill reforms – Construction and demolition waste counts as disposal – Tipping fee surcharge at construction and demolition landfills – Landfill bans (banning material from landfills) – e-scrap, metals, corrugated cardboard, and yard trimmings – Record keeping "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Recommendations (In Summary)Action Points Summarized (continued):• Enforcement, positive and negative sanctions• Infrastructure and financial structure improvements• Reporting improvements• Measurements and metrics• Process improvements "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & ConservationRobert Martineau, CommissionerDivision of Solid & Hazardous Waste ManagementWaste Reduction Rule Status • Proposed Rule Amendment Initially Presented September 2008 • August 2010 Voted Against Promulgation – Bring Back Smaller Package In A Year"Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & ConservationRobert Martineau, CommissionerDivision of Solid & Hazardous Waste ManagementWaste Reduction Rule Status • February 2012 Introduced Smaller “Housekeeping” Package • Public Hearing Held June 2012 • August Return To Board For Action"Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Important Statistics of Note• 2010 In Tennessee • Missed Opportunity – Disposed Of 7,338,348 – Potential 5.5 Million Tons Tons Not Recycled – Post Consumer Recycling – Value Of Well Over $500 Of 965,857 Tons Billion – Diverted 4,973,170 Tons • Highest Recycling Rate Of – Approximately $ 271 36.7% In 2007 Million In Tipping Fee Costs • Trending Downward Now – Local Government Reported Revenues From At 33.4% Recycling $7,183,711 "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Local Government Top Expenses in Solid Waste Management• Sanitation Management $76M – 28.2%• General Administration $62M – 22.6%• Landfill O & M $38M – 13.8%• Waste Pickup $28M – 10.3%• Convenience Centers $25M – 9.1%• Recycling $ 6M – 2.1% Source 2010 Annual Progress Reports "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Local Government Top Revenue Generation in Solid Waste Management• Res. Waste Collection Charges $123M – 37.6%• Local Taxes $115M – 34.9%• Transfer From General Fund $ 30M – 9.1%• Tipping Fee $ 28M – 8.4%• Solid Waste Disposal Fee $ 8M – 2.4%• Recycling Revenue $ 7M – 2.2% Source 2010 Annual Progress Reports "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & ConservationRobert Martineau, CommissionerDivision of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Waste Wheel Recycling (All Sectors) 31.2 % Household Hazardous Waste 0% Municipal Solid Waste 68.8 % Total 100.0 %"Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Around The Southeast States• NC – Landfill Bans and Product Stewardship Initiatives• SC – Recycling Economics and Outreach• FL – 75% Recycling Goal• AL –Moratorium On New Landfills• MS – Demonstration Of Need For Solid Waste Facilities And Required Waste Reduction Strategies• GA – Waste Characterization Study• KY – $4 Million Yearly Infrastructure Grants, Regional Development "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management New Focus• The Waste Industry Is Moving To A Material Management Approach• Recycled Commodities Are Important To Manufacturing• Recycling Can Ease Burden On Local Governments• Economy Of Scale For Material Recovery Facilities• Economics Of Recycling• We Can Do Better "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Partnerships• Stop Paying Twice For Idle • Leverage Partnerships Equipment By Leveraging: With Organizations In The – Municipal Solid Waste Private Sector Planning Regions – Southeast Recycling – Inter-governmental Development Council Agreements – Tennessee Recycling – Public – Private Coalition Partnerships – Recycling Industry – Public – Non-Profit – Institutions of Higher Partnerships Learning "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Key Concepts• Can’t Do It Without • Bans Can Promote Recycling Everyone’s Participation BUT Without• Recycling Is Important To Infrastructure, They May Our Economy Increase Dumping• Use Economy Of Scale And • 75% Of Waste Stream Could Eliminate Idle Capacity Be Recycled, Or Redirected• Counties Have The For Other Purposes Infrastructure In Place • We Can Do Better!• Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Is Effective "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Sources• Http://www.TN.gov/recycle• 2010 Annual Progress Reports• Waste Reduction Task Force Findings• Recycling Study, College Of Charleston• Georgia Waste Characterization Study• Tennessee Recycling Hub Grants "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & ConservationRobert Martineau, CommissionerDivision of Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Questions?"Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "
  • Department of Environment & Conservation Robert Martineau, Commissioner Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste ManagementLarry Christley, Program ManagerDepartment of Environment and ConservationDivision of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management401 Church Street, 5th Floor L&C TowerNashville, TN 37243-1535615-532-0744Larry.Christley@tn.govHttp://www.tn.gov/recycle "Enhancing the quality of life for citizens of Tennessee and to be stewards of our natural environment "