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Chapter 1. Planning Unit Description

Description of the planning unit, including:

  • List of all planning unit members and a description of their role and responsibilities
  • Population served
  • Population density breakdown (estimates of urban, suburban, and rural percentages)
  • List of neighboring planning units or other neighboring jurisdictions
  • A description of any circumstances pertaining to the planning unit which would have a substantial impact on the waste stream generated within the planning unit, and their effect on waste generation, materials recovery and program implementation.
  • Examples of these special characteristics or circumstances include:
    • Major population centers
    • Large or significant industries
    • Institutions
    • Commercial activity
    • Agricultural activities
    • Significant seasonal variations of population and land use, and state or federal parks
  • Brief description of the solid waste management activities and practices of the planning unit and its members for the previous ten years including:
    • Solid waste management practices that were both successfully and not successfully implemented in the previous LSWMP
    • Changes to the planning unit since approval of the previous LSWMP and their impacts on the planning unit, neighboring planning units or other neighboring jurisdictions, including but not limited to
      • Planning unit membership changes
      • New or closed solid waste management facilities (municipal or private)
      • Waste generation and/or composition changes
      • Materials recovery and program implementation

Chapter 2. Waste Generation and Materials Recovery Data

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