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Chapter 1. Planning Unit Description

Description of the planning unit, including:

  • Size and geographic location, including unique environmental characteristics (e.g., watershed areas, protected land classifications, etc.)
  • Population served
  • Population density breakdown (estimates of urban, suburban, and rural percentages)
  • Seasonal variations of population and land use (e.g., tourism, agricultural, institutions of higher learning, etc)
  • List of planning unit members (i.e., villages, towns, cities, districts, agencies and authorities)
  • Membership changes since last approved LSWMP
  • Identification of municipalities or other entities that exist within the planning unit's geographic boundaries, but are not participating in the LSWMP. Reasons for their non-participation need to be discussed.
  • List of neighboring planning units
  • Administrative and financial structure of the planning unit

Solid waste generators:

Any activity of a private or public nature that contributes to the waste stream.

  • Residents
  • Large retailers/commercial centers
  • Major population centers
  • Municipal buildings
  • Institutions (e.g. colleges or universities, school districts, nursing homes, hospitals, prisons, museums, entertainment venues)
  • State and federal parks and public spaces
  • Industries located in the planning unit
  • Waste water treatment plants
  • Significant construction and development activities

Chapter 2. Solid Waste Quantities and Composition


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