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Chapter 2. Waste Generation and Materials Recovery Data

The LSWMP must include:

  • A description of the waste stream, including the quantity and composition of all solid waste generated and expected to be generated within the planning unit.
    • The source of the data must be identified and can be a combination of data available from the department as well as other information available to the planning unit.
    • If actual data is not available or is incomplete, estimates may be developed based on available information acceptable to the department or through the solid waste calculators developed for the department.
    • The waste streams evaluated must include:
      • All municipal solid waste (MSW), which encompasses residential, commercial, and institutional waste), subdivided into individual components by type, including, but not limited to: various paper grades (e.g., newspaper, corrugated cardboard, paperboard, and office paper); metal; glass; plastics; textiles; and organics (e.g., yard trimmings and food scraps);
      • Construction and demolition (C&D) debris;
      • Industrial waste; and
      • Biosolids.
  • Projections of MSW generation for each year of the planning period based on estimated population changes and other factors. In addition, an explanation of the information used to develop the projections should be included.
  • A summary assessment of any data gaps and informational needs

Chapter 3. Existing Solid Waste Management System

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