Waste collection services100% coverage of all buildings for segregated waste collection services including but not limited to recycling, organics, and solid waste for municipal solid waste.
Waste Generation and DiversionEstimate the annual municipal solid waste generation and municipal solid waste diversion from landfill for the city. In addition, city must also estimate the total waste generated (in metric tons per year) and waste diverted (percentage diverted) from special waste streams. Special wastes are defined as non-municipal solid waste generated within the city including industrial waste, agricultural, bio-medical waste, hazardous waste or any other as specific to the city. The projected performance should meet the following criteria:
- Project municipal solid waste generation per year for all of the following sectors present within the city:
- Open Spaces/ Yard waste
- Other sector as applicable for the city
- Municipal solid waste generated from each sector must be classified according to following waste categories
- Organic waste including food or kitchen waste and yard waste.
- Recyclables such as paper, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastic and metal.
- Calculate the projected waste generation for a sector as percentage savings based on baseline performance, the baseline should be based on (i) industry “standard practice” (ii) existing codes, standards or regulatory requirements (iii) published data or (iv) projects of similar scope and size operating within the same geographical area or within a geographical area with similar operating condition.
- Document the assumptions for differing daytime and night time population if varying numbers are used to arrive at waste generation based on population. AND 2.
- Waste to energy may count as waste diversion method if the facility meets European Commission Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC and the European Commission Waste Incineration Directive 2000/76/EC or local, state or national equivalent. In addition, cities or communities must demonstrate that reuse and recycling strategies were exhausted before sending material to waste to energy facility. Support waste management and diversion strategies which are not within the scope of the development authority’s direct execution with appropriate regulations or policies.
- Construction and demolition waste in not included in this calculation. Exclude land clearing debris, soil and landscaping materials.
Meet the requirements of Chapter 2: Design objectives and consideration, Chapter 3: Site Development and Chapter 4: Site Infrastructure of EPA Landfill Manuals – Landfill Site Design or local, state or national equivalent for designing landfill where the waste from the city will be brought.
Provide dedicated areas and take appropriate measures for safe disposal of waste streams remaining after waste diversion.
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