Measurement astswmo kc 8-2011


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ASTSWMO Presentation Kansas City Missouri, August 2011

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Measurement astswmo kc 8-2011

  1. 1. Plan for Measurement<br />ASTSWMO Solid Waste Manager’s Meeting<br />Kansas City, Missouri<br />August 9, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Transition and Evolution<br />
  3. 3. Quick Overview and Timeline<br /><ul><li>November 2008 – Region 4 Meeting in Nashville, TN - Initial Concept is Discussed by ReTRAC user States
  4. 4. April 2009 – First Meeting in Chattanooga, TN
  5. 5. June 2009 – Atlanta, Georgia
  6. 6. October 2009 – Atlanta, Georgia – Region 4 Meeting
  7. 7. March 2010 – Chattanooga, TN – Work Group
  8. 8. April 2010 – Gatlinburg, TN – Work Group
  9. 9. May 2010 – Go-To-Meeting Planning Segment Complete
  10. 10. June 2010 – PlanImplementation – Emerge Knowledge Design
  11. 11. March 2011 – Soft Go-Live
  12. 12. August 2011 -- Official Go-Live </li></li></ul><li>Initial Objectives<br /><ul><li>Identify areas of overlap, where data will be useful, in the reporting of recycling data;
  13. 13. Identify areas of significant differences in data reporting;
  14. 14. Write a regional strategy;
  15. 15. Coordinate a measurement strategy across the Region for measurement/reporting of waste reduction and recycling data;
  16. 16. Implement a consistent reporting system, such as Re-TRAC, that will allow for analysis of data from all the Region 4 states;</li></li></ul><li>Further Objectives<br />To define terminology relating to Public, Residential, Private, and Commercial and other related terms as it would be used in the measurement project.<br />To work on a formula that could be used to determine or estimate anticipated Material Recovery Facility (MRF) outputs.<br />To review an Organics Module and how it might aggregate.<br />
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  18. 18. Aggregation by Type of Commodity<br />Other<br />Fiber/Paper<br />Plastics<br />Metals<br />Glass<br />
  19. 19. Resource Review – October 2009<br />Biocycle – Nora Goldstein<br />Bottom Up Methodology<br />Information from States<br />Tonnage Based<br />“Franklin Report” – Hope Pillsbury<br />Top Down Methodology<br />Information from many sources (primarily industry)<br />Percentage Based<br />
  20. 20. Important Considerations<br />Maintain the integrity of existing state programs<br />Statutes and regulations are different from state to state. <br />Definitions are different from state to state<br />Even with model law legislation, legislatively negotiated revisions sometimes have significant changes.<br />Exposure to other state’s information would help push Region towards standardization through the sharing of ideas, data, and benchmarking made simple by an Internet based system<br />Double counting – how do we prevent this?<br />
  21. 21. Benefits of Project<br />Maintains the integrity of each state’s programs<br />Ability to easily look across the borders<br />Real time reporting<br />Propriety of information protected<br />Provides aggregated information to private sector partners<br />
  22. 22. Simplicity is Key<br />The key to the entire project is aggregation<br />Aggregation is the method of pulling material together<br />How will we aggregate materials?<br />Two choices: Lumping or Splitting<br />Each state has its own method of labeling<br />Leverage existing collection methods<br />Survey the States <br />Materials are the same, its how we label and lump them together<br />
  23. 23. Survey<br />
  24. 24. Aggregation Benefits<br />Aggregation automatically occurs at several levels<br />Commodity<br />By Sector<br />By Government<br />Aggregation allows for:<br />Better Filtering of Data<br />Improved Real Time Reporting<br />Quick and Efficient Data Mining<br />Benchmarking across commodities, sectors or by governmental level<br />Projections and Trending<br />
  25. 25. Additional Benefits of Project<br />Aggregation allows for an immediate “apples to apples” comparisons<br />Methodology maintains the integrity and data ownership of programs within the hierarchy of participants<br />Benchmarking materials and ability to see program progress across borders<br />Naturally moves participants to more consistency in region by sharing data real time.<br />Reporting and data mining<br />
  26. 26. State Benefits<br />Improves data request response times for:<br />Legislature<br />Policy makers<br />General Public<br />Research<br />Statewide dashboard for report submission tracking<br />Improves review quality and efficiency<br />Canned and ad hoc reporting<br />
  27. 27. State Benefits<br />Ease and simplicity of report submission<br />Can help with proprietary information collection<br />Expandable<br />Real time user help<br />Legacy data is easily compared with current submissions<br />
  28. 28. State Benefits<br />Temporary logins with read only ability<br />User friendly<br />Improves uniformity of data, reduces error rate<br />Web widgets<br />Power of Web 2.0 applications<br />Subscription based not an application that needs support<br />Projections and trending<br />
  29. 29. State Benefits<br />Only need Internet capable PC with Browser <br />Eliminate resident program version issues <br />Author and time stamp of all data<br />Electronic signature of data<br />Very cost effective-Saved Tennessee about $75,000 per year in database creation and management <br />Cut review time of reporting by 80%<br />Very popular with our local governments<br />
  30. 30. Local Government Benefits<br />Free high performance, easy to use data management tool<br />Improved materials reporting<br />Useful knowledge base, data retrieval and analysis tools, and reports<br />Linked to MyEcoville, EcoPoint, & EcoProfile for public education and outreach promoting program goals<br />
  31. 31. Local Government Benefits<br />No software support<br />Eliminates concern of version level of database, spreadsheet or other reporting programs<br />Assists in regional cooperation efforts<br />Data can be used to help promote local government resources<br />Real time assistance<br />
  32. 32. Biggest Benefits to Local Governments<br />Free access and usage <br />Easy to use<br />Low maintenance<br />Powerful tool<br />Public interface<br />Collect their needed information from industry, institutions, etc. (same benefits as state level)<br />
  33. 33. Key Partners:<br />
  34. 34. Larry Christley, Manager<br />Planning and Financial Assistance Sections<br />Division of Solid Waste Management<br />Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation<br />401 Church Street, 5th Floor<br />Nashville, TN 37243-1535<br />Direct Line: 615-532-0744<br />Fax: 615-532-0886<br />Email:<br />Website:<br />