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Chapter 7. Waste Stream Projections

A LSWMP must include projections for all MSW generated (both quantity and composition) within the planning unit, based on actual or estimated solid waste generation data. Projections must be provided for each year of the planning period based on the implementation plan and schedule developed in Chapter 6. Projections must be accompanied with an explanation of the assumptions and data used for:

  • Projected MSW generation based on projected population, including the percentage of each generating sector
  • Progressively decreasing quantities of MSW generated in the planning unit managed through thermal treatment and disposal

The Department created a Population and MSW Composition Calculator for planning units to use in order to determine population changes over the course of the planning period of the LSWMP and estimate the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream composition for the local planning unit. The calculator projects changes to the waste stream over the course of the planning period based on projected goals for reduction of waste disposal. This calculator can be used to satisfy the waste stream projection requirements of Chapter 7. Download the calculator here:

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