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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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