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Chapter 5 -Technology Evaluation

5.1 Storage, treatment, disposal of solid waste

An evaluation of available treatment or disposal outside of the Local Planning Unit
5.1.4 availability of capacity for Planning Unit waste
5.1.5 contractual requirements to access capacity
5.1.6 impact on recyclables recovery efforts
5.1.7 costs of the various alternatives
5.1.8 environmental, economic and social impacts of each technology

General Note: Most Local Planning Units will rely on traditional solid waste disposal technologies of combustion or land burial. For the elements of Section 5.1, LSWMPs may choose to reference DEC's "Generic Technology Assessment for Solid Waste Management" (PDF, 852kb) as an means of completing section 5.1.

5.2 Alternative programs for recyclables, organics, waste reduction and reuse

5.2.1 Describe the alternative recyclables recovery program strategies that were considered and the reasons why the strategies were selected or rejected.
Examples may include:
5.2.1.1 source separation and collection strategies (Dual stream vs. single stream)
5.2.1.2 incentives, including volume based pricing structures (PAYT/SMART Program)
5.2.1.3 implement education and outreach strategies
5.2.1.4 implement enforcement strategies
5.2.1.5 recover additional materials (e.g., paperboard, #3-#7 plastics, textiles, etc)
5.2.1.6 implement public space, event, institutional and commercial recycling
5.2.1.7 develop long term recycled material supply agreements or multiple market outlets
5.2.1.8 develop recyclables processing facilities (Municipal / Private / Combination)
5.2.1.9 develop C&D collection and processing (Municipal / Private / Combination)
5.2.1.10 any other strategies

5.2.2 Describe the alternative organics recovery program strategies that were considered and the reasons why the strategies were selected or rejected.
Examples may include:
5.2.2.1 recover additional materials, (e.g., non-recyclable residential mixed paper and food scraps)
5.2.2.2 maximize composting of yard trimmings
5.2.2.3 implement yard trimmings and Food waste co-composting
5.2.2.4 support and promote backyard composting
5.2.2.5 implement biosolids composting or Anaerobic digestion
5.2.2.6 support on-site composting options by large generators of food scraps
5.2.2.7 promote food donation to local food banks or pantries
5.2.2.8 promote rendering of mortality waste
5.2.2.9 support or implement anaerobic digestion of various organic materials
5.2.2.10 support or implement land application of various organic materials
5.2.2.11 develop organics collection alternatives (Municipal / Private / Combination)
5.2.2.12 any other strategies

5.2.3 Describe the alternative waste reduction program strategies that were considered and the reasons why the strategies were selected or rejected.
Examples may include:
5.2.3.1 public education efforts that communicate the benefits of waste prevention
5.2.3.2 implement volume based pricing programs for waste, known as Pay as You Throw or Save Money and Reduce Trash (PAYT/SMART)
5.2.3.3 support product stewardship initiatives or extended producer responsibility
5.2.3.4 support and promote leave it on the lawn or grasscycling
5.2.3.5 promote junk mail and phone book reduction/opt out lists
5.2.3.6 support and implement toxics reduction measures, such as the Mercury Added Consumer Products Act of 2004.
5.2.3.7 any other strategies

5.2.4 Describe the alternative reuse program strategies that were considered and the reasons why the strategies were selected or rejected.
Examples may include:
5.2.4.1 support existing reuse centers and material exchanges
5.2.4.2 encourage use of the Food Bank Network
5.2.4.3 support of food and clothing donation programs: food banks and charitable organizations
5.2.4.4 encourage and incentivize building deconstruction and building material reuse
5.2.4.5 incorporate reuse into government procurement and asset management
5.2.4.6 any other strategies

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