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2 ZERO WASTE The RENEW LA Goal To reduce, reuse, recycle, or convert the resources (municipal solid waste) now going to landfills so as to achieve an overall recovery level of 90% or more by The purpose of the RENEW LA plan is to create a new paradigm of Zero Waste and concrete strategy to get there.

3 ü Sustainability ü Resource conservation ü Maximum material recovery ü Environmental protection ü Renewable energy ü Economic benefit ü Environmental justice KeyQualities

4 The City of Los Angeles Pre-AB939 Residential Trash 3,600 Tons Per Day

5  Curbside Recycling  C&D Processing  Mixed Material “MRFing”  Food Waste Recycling  Green Waste Composting  Multi Family Recycling  Hazardous Waste Recovery  E-waste Recovery  Universal Waste Recovery 2006 City of Los Angeles Recycling Programs

6 The City of Los Angeles 2006 Post-AB939 Residential Trash 3,600 Tons Per Day

7 RENEW LA STRATEGY

8 CT PLANT DEVELOPMENT  Regional Coverage  Environmental Justice  1 Facility in each of the 7 City “Wastesheds”  Waste is handled where it is generated

9 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  Cleaner Air  Less Truck Traffic  Best and Highest Use of Resources  Green, Renewable Energy  Reduce Dependency on Foreign Oil & Fossil Fuel

10 Creates An Environmental-Industrial Sector 7:1 Engineering & Construction multiplier over landfill jobs 10:1 Operational multiplier over landfill jobs Conversion Technologies are less expensive than rail haul “Green collar” jobs created Total sales and value added impacts more than double over landfilling Takes for formerly wasted resources and converts them to renewable energy, alternative fuels, useful chemicals, or manufacturing feedstocks EconomicBenefit

11 The RENEW LA Education Adopt RENEW LA Plan Passed Feb 2006 Action Plan

12 Modify Zoning Code Planning Department is currently drafting recommendations The RENEW LA Education Action Plan

13 Site and Develop 1st and 2nd CT Plants In Phase II of URS Study Completed RFQ. RFP being issued in Fall ’06 The RENEW LA Education Action Plan

14 Implement Multi-Family Recycling Passed in Council Rollout in Progress The RENEW LA Education Action Plan

15 Implement Commercial Recycling Mayoral Directive The RENEW LA Education Action Plan

16 Add food waste to green can recycling The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Establish City tax breaks to encourage resource recovery Adopt Zero Waste Policy In Policy Committees

17 Establish DWP green energy producer bonus Multi-Jurisdictional Taskforce Formed The RENEW LA Education Action Plan

18 Revise City Procurement Policy to Emphasize Highest and Best Use of Materials Approved By Council Final Recommendations Due Aug 1st The RENEW LA Education Action Plan

19 Adopt A Time-Certain Reduction In Tonnage Land Filled Passed Feb 2006 in Council Five Year Phase-Out The RENEW LA Education Action Plan

20 Set Aside Host Fees For CT City Attorney Drafting Ordinance The RENEW LA Education Action Plan

21 Create a RENEW LA Oversight Committee Ad-Hoc RENEW LA Established Aug 05 The RENEW LA Education Action Plan

22 “Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream of things that never were and say why not?” - Robert Kennedy RENEW LA Contact Information (213) N. Spring, Suite 405 Los Angeles, CA Website: Councilman Greig Smith


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