Sustainable Solid Waste Management Study
Each year, the MARC Solid Waste Management District sets priorities and objectives to advance the district’s 1994 Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan. The district has recently embraced a goal to achieve 80 percent waste diversion by 2023 in response to recommendations outlined in the 2008 Sustainable Solid Waste Management Study. Current efforts underway to educate and engage elected officials to support this aggressive agenda. A guidance document will be developed in late 2009 to assist local governments with implementation.
In March 2008, the district contracted with Burns & McDonnell/CalRecovery to conduct a study to provide a snapshot of the region’s current waste management system, a future snapshot if no changes are made in the next 20 years, and alternative strategies which could improve the region’s waste reduction habits, ultimately leading to a zero-waste system. The study recommends alternative diversion scenarios through a phased-in approach to achieve 40, 60, 80 percent and near zero waste reduction over the next 20 years.
- Executive Summary Only
- Full Report
- Full Report & Attachments
- Supporting Discussion for Appendix A & Appendix B
This study incorporates findings of the district’s prior planning efforts and studies.