Programs MECC May 13,
How do we move forward to reduce the
amount of waste that industries currently
send to landfills or other disposal facilities
and eventually achieve the goal of being
Zero Landfill companies, without
dramatically increasing their operating
Solid Waste Reduction Program
ZERO Waste, Really? Its a lot to get your head around
Waste is produced and sent to landfill from which
Is single stream sorting an option in those areas?
What other wastes could be recycled or reused?
What barriers (internal and external) to recycling more
wastes need to be identified and overcome?
Would a waste audit, reuse market survey, processing
capabilities, change management and employee training
Waste Audit Program
Industrial Waste Water Treatment Sludge
– Analyze sludge to check for chemical content
– Could it be reused at cement or lime plant or
another end user (ie. Compost, land
application or backfilling)?
– Capital improvements at end user site to
receive such a waste material, additional
Diversion of Current Waste Materials
General debris, food, paper, wood and plastic
– Can the fuel material be sorted to be free of
metal, glass and food contamination and used
in a energy from waste program?
– In addition to single stream recycling can a
compost and energy from waste sorting
program be instituted with proper change
management and employee training?
– This has been done at Zero Landfill companies
like Hallmark, Frito-Lay, Johnson County and
Boulevard Brewing already with great success.
Submit a proposal to preform a waste audit of facilities
Develop RFQ and evaluate candidate waste processors
Identify end users for landfilled waste materials beyond
current single stream program (Compost and W2E)
Identify licensed and insured low cost waste transporters
Set up trial loads and confirm final pricing
Assist clients to execute contracts to ensure reliable
service and limit liability
TRC to provide ongoing program monitoring, training and
results reporting with goal to be at Zero Landfill as
certified by UL Labs
Path Forward to Achieving Zero Landfill Status
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