Solid Waste Management Plan

Solid Waste Management Plan
SWANCC is pleased to release the pdf Final Solid Waste Management Plan Update . Please use the links below to download the report and appendices. Please note that it may take a while for the documents to download due to file size.

Learn about the SWANCC Solid Waste Management Plan Process
Three regional stakeholder meetings held in September were attended by approximately 50 municipal officials, municipal staff, waste and recycling service providers, and members of the public. Each of the meetings included an introductory presentation by Shaw and SWANCC staff, followed by comments, questions, and discussion from the attendees. The principal input from the regional stakeholder meetings included the following:

  • Education services provided by SWANCC are a value, and continued outreach is needed to make residents aware of the benefits of recycling, what happens to materials collected for recycling, and how to access community and SWANCC programs.
  • There is interest in and/or a perceived need for:
    • Increasing recycling access at multi-family properties.
    • Increasing public access to recycling at individual businesses, in downtown areas and business districts, and in other public spaces.
    • Continuing to evaluate options for management of food scraps.
    • Identifying additional opportunities for the collection of household hazardous wastes.
    • Evaluating options for construction and demolition debris recycling.
    • Jointly procuring residential collection services.
    • Evaluating options to recycle textiles that are not suitable for donation or reuse.
  • Maintaining cost-effective service is an important factor for both members and service providers when exploring options for expanded or new programs.
Based on the input received from the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and participants in the regional stakeholder meetings, Shaw incorporated these issues into the Draft Plan. This draft of the SWMP Update was reviewed by the Executive Committee at its January 22, 2014 meeting.
Based on the comments received at this meeting, the following SWMP Update schedule is proposed: 
  • February 27, 2014 - SWMP Update Available for Public Review SWANCC Staff will make the SWMP Update available on the Agency's website for review by the Board of Directors and the public. A 30-day public written comment period will commence on this date with written comments being accepted via US mail or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The written comment period will close on Friday, March 28, 2014. 
  • March 12, 2014 - Board of Directors Meeting The Board of Directors will review the final draft of the SWMP Update and its recommendations. Board Members will be asked to provide their comments regarding the Update. A public hearing will be held to allow the public to address the Board regarding the SWMP Update. The amount of time and format of the public's comments will be at the discretion of the Chairman of the Board of Directors. 
  • March 28, 2014 - 30-day Public Written Comment Period Closes 
  • April 2, 2014 - Executive Committee Meeting The Committee is expected to formulate a recommendation to the Board of Directors recommending adoption of the SWMP Update. 
  • April 9, 2014 - Board of Directors Meeting The Board of Directors will review the Executive Committee's recommendation and will formally vote on the adoption of the SWMP Update.
Please contact Dave Van Vooren or if you have any questions or comments regarding the SWMP Update.
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