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REPORTING YOUR RECYCLING RATE INFORMATION 2014 Training
Solid Waste Management Plans (9 VAC et seq.) Cities, Counties, Towns or designated Regions may serve as Solid Waste Planning Units (SWPUs) for the purpose of reporting recycling rates/activity. SWPUs with populations of 100,000 or below are only required to report every 4 years (for CY 2012, CY 2016, etc.). All other SWPUs must report annually.
All SWPUs are required to maintain or exceed their mandated annual recycling rate (15% or 25%), even if an annual report is not required. NOTE:
SWPUs that fall below their mandated recycling rate will be required to submit a Recycling Action Plan (RAP) as a Major Amendment to their Solid Waste Management plan. The RAP must identify how the program will be modified or improved to meet the mandated rate, and shall include data projections and program milestones.
Question: What is included in the recycling calculation for measurement purposes? Recyclable materials from residential, commercial, institutional and non-production industrial facility wastes (from offices for example). All of these constitute components of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).
MSW 9VAC Definitions. "Municipal solid waste" means that waste that is normally composed of residential, commercial, and institutional solid waste and residues derived from combustion of these wastes.
What Can I Count? The importance of tracking and counting only MSW-derived waste materials that are diverted from disposal by program activities or program initiatives cannot be overstated. All Solid Waste is not MSW!!
MSW IndustrialCDD Not All Solid Wastes Are Municipal Solid Wastes Recycling Rates Are Based Upon MSW Generation and MSW-Derived Materials Diversion by Reuse and Recycling
Waste Paper Any waste paper collected from residential generation Any waste paper collected from commercial generation Any waste paper collected from institutional generation Any waste paper collected from administrative non-production areas of industrial operations
Any waste paper collected from shipping receiving departments Any waste paper collected from administrative office areas Any waste paper collected from cafeteria/food service areas NO PAPER FROM PRODUCTION AREAS Waste Paper, Industrial Generation
Waste Metal Any waste metal from residential generation Any waste metal from non-production or non-demolition commercial generation Any waste metal from institutional generation, non-demolition Metal from industrial generation is not eligible for the recycling calculation
Waste Plastics Any waste plastics collected from residential generation Any waste plastics collected from commercial generation Any waste plastics collected from institutional generation Any waste plastics collected from administrative non-production areas of industrial operations
Any waste plastics collected from shipping receiving departments Any waste plastics collected from administrative office areas Any waste plastics collected from cafeteria/food service areas NO WASTE PLASTICS FROM PRODUCTION AREAS Waste Plastics, Industrial Generation
Container Glass PRMs, Glass This category represents only glass containers, specifically food and beverage glass containers with screw-on caps/lids.
Container Glass Any waste container glass collected from residential generation Any waste container glass collected from commercial generation Any waste container glass collected from institutional generation Any waste container glass collected from administrative non-production areas of industrial operations
Non-Container Glass Examples: mirrors, plates, drinking glasses, cups, plate glass, auto glass, ceramics This material should not be included in the recycling calculation unless it can be shown that this material was generated in the residential, commercial, institutional sectors and is being diverted from landfills through processing for recycling/reuse. (See Credits)
Commingled This category was established to account for single-stream collections where the jurisdiction gets a single weight reported for all the materials collected in this manner. This category generally represents only residential collections.
Yard Waste and Waste Wood These categories represent jurisdictional collection/processing programs only. Commercial or industrial generations are not eligible for the recycling rate reporting. (examples: saw mill operations, waste wood from manufacturing operations, land- clearing operations, general non-residential landscaping operations, any wood waste as fuel)
Textiles Category includes collections by non-profits or donations to such non-profits from residential sector. (Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.) Does not include industrially-generated textile material unless the material can be shown to have been landfilled previously and now is diverted through recycling.
Waste Tires Waste tires from Virginia residential, commercial or institutional sectors. Virginia-generated waste tires are shown to be processed and the waste tire material beneficially used. Examples: tire-derived fuel, product manufacture, civil engineering uses, and pyrolysis.
Used Oil, Oil Filters and Antifreeze Automotive wastes from residential, commercial and institutional generators. Industrial equipment generated waste oils, oil filters or antifreeze are not eligible for the recycling rate reporting.
Auto Bodies Only automobiles directed to recycling as part of a jurisdictional effort and part of the DMV Abandoned Vehicle Program are eligible for inclusion in the recycling rate reporting.
Batteries Category includes lead-acid batteries from automobiles and other equipment, rechargeable and single use batteries.
Electronics Any jurisdictional program for the recovery and recycling/reuse of computers, cell phones, or other electronics. Commercial and business sectors recycling of this material should not be included in the recycling reporting.
PRMs, Other Categories can include: –Food waste collected for composting –Restaurant grease collected for product manufacturing Should not include HHW such as fluorescent bulbs, chemicals, etc.
Credits for the Reuse or Recycling of non-MSW materials, or Source Reduction Programs, may be allowed if documented. Credits
Credits: Recycling Residue Recycling residue, § of the Code of Virginia, means the (i) nonmetallic substances, including but not limited to plastic, rubber, and insulation, which remain after a shredder has separated for purposes of recycling the ferrous and nonferrous metal from a motor vehicle, appliance, or other discarded metallic item and
Credits: Recycling Residue (ii) organic waste remaining after removal of metals, glass, plastics and paper which are to be recycled as part of a resource recovery process for municipal solid waste resulting in the production of a refuse- derived fuel.
Solid Waste Reused Materials diverted from residential, commercial and institutional waste collections for further use, such as: –Furniture, bikes, and other materials set aside at landfills/transfer station or other waste collection sites for citizen pickup or re- assignment programs –Pallets
Non-MSW Recycled Examples may include: – Construction and Demolition Debris materials –Concrete –Asphalt –Non-container glass (mirrors, plate glass, tempered glass, automotive glass, etc)
Source Reduction (2% Credit) Source reduction credit can be authorized for documented jurisdictional waste minimization and reduction programs. Such programs may include: Grasscycling, Home Composting, Clothing Reuse, Office Paper Reduction (duplexing, electronic reporting). Source reduction programs must be identified in the jurisdictional Solid Waste Management Plan.
Question: How does recycling benefit Virginia? Waste diversion - estimated 40% recycling rate state-wide Employment - manufacturing and service industries Energy savings - manufacturing Pollution prevention - manufacturing
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