Draft Solid Waste Master Plan Update - Fischer

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Draft Solid Waste Master Plan Update - Fischer

  1. 1. Draft Solid Waste Master Plan Update John Fischer, MassDEP April 6, 2010
  2. 2. Material Priorities <ul><li>Paper and organics top targets </li></ul><ul><li>Other significant targets include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>metal, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plastic, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C&D materials, including wood, wallboard, shingles </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Maximize Efficiency of Materials Use and Build Recycling and Composting Markets <ul><li>Leading by example </li></ul><ul><li>Market development </li></ul><ul><li>EPR </li></ul><ul><li>Business/institutional </li></ul><ul><li>Residential </li></ul><ul><li>Organics </li></ul><ul><li>C&D </li></ul><ul><li>Toxicity reduction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Maximize Environmental Performance of Solid Waste Facilities <ul><li>Solid waste facility waste ban implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal waste combustor moratorium </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental performance of SW facilities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Extended Producer Responsibility <ul><li>Electronics recycling legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded bottle bill legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Carpet – develop EPR system for carpet </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic bags – MOA with Mass Food Assoc. </li></ul><ul><li>Ceiling tiles – industry take-back programs </li></ul><ul><li>Work with other states on regional framework EPR approach </li></ul>
  6. 6. Business/Institutional Recycling <ul><li>Sustainable Materials Recovery Program </li></ul><ul><li>Business technical assistance coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Business innovation pilots – looking upstream </li></ul><ul><li>Improve waste ban compliance by haulers and generators </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure level playing field for recycling services </li></ul><ul><li>Education campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse strategy & materials exchange </li></ul>
  7. 7. Residential Recycling <ul><li>Sustainable Materials Recovery Program </li></ul><ul><li>PAYT – expand to serve 50% of residents </li></ul><ul><li>Regional efficiency initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal performance based grants </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based info and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted education campaign </li></ul>
  8. 8. Organics Diversion/Market Development <ul><li>Targeted grants, loans, and business development support </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage state energy policy incentives </li></ul><ul><li>State agency commitments to deliver materials and purchase compost/products </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal organics pilot projects </li></ul><ul><li>Waste ban on commercial/institutional food waste -2014 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Organics Diversion/Market Development <ul><li>Siting regulation changes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase allowable tonnages/material types for farm based composting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add site assignment exemption for on-farm anaerobic digestion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise limits for site assignment exemptions for commercial organics processing of source separated organics </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. SW Facility Waste Ban Implementation <ul><li>MWC REC Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic waste ban tracking system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste ban compliance professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodic waste composition study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish similar requirements for landfills </li></ul><ul><li>Review and assess waste ban failed load reports </li></ul><ul><li>Review and revise waste ban guidance </li></ul>
  11. 11. Municipal Waste Combustion Moratorium <ul><li>Maintain moratorium on municipal waste combustion capacity </li></ul><ul><li>310 CMR 7.08 definition of combustion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes any facility that combusts solid, liquid, or gasified mixed MSW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not want to overbuild long term disposal capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Address capacity need through increased recycling/composting </li></ul>
  12. 12. Next Steps <ul><li>Issue Draft Plan – soon </li></ul><ul><li>Public hearings and public comment period </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare response to comments document </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare and issue Final Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Plan Implementation </li></ul>

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