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1 Recycling Campaign West Hartford

2 Four Perspectives Economic Implications – now and in the future Economic Implications – now and in the future Regulatory background Regulatory background Engineering comparison of alternatives Engineering comparison of alternatives Tactics Tactics

3 Background and goals Current program Current program 33% diversion rate 33% diversion rate Single Stream Recycling – collection cost $91,000 per month Single Stream Recycling – collection cost $91,000 per month Town Receives approx. $12 per ton Town Receives approx. $12 per ton If WH Doubles diversion rate it would cover about 90% of the recycling program ($12 of income - $57 dollars of avoided fees) If WH Doubles diversion rate it would cover about 90% of the recycling program ($12 of income - $57 dollars of avoided fees) Current goal is to increase diversion rate from 33% to 37% in 2015 Current goal is to increase diversion rate from 33% to 37% in 2015

4 Regulation Since January 99 – Connecticut requires certain items to be recycled. Since January 99 – Connecticut requires certain items to be recycled. Certain items forbidden to be disposed of in trash Certain items forbidden to be disposed of in trash Connecticut “aspirational goal” – 58% diversion by 2024 Connecticut “aspirational goal” – 58% diversion by 2024 Federal “aspirational goal” – 50% diversion by 2015 Federal “aspirational goal” – 50% diversion by 2015

5 Regulatory Hierarchy of Waste Management

6 Engineering Perspective Recycling is better than Energy Recovery and Landfilling from 4 vantage points: Recycling is better than Energy Recovery and Landfilling from 4 vantage points: Energy Use Energy Use Solid Waste Produced Solid Waste Produced Air Emissions Air Emissions Water Emission Water Emission

7 Energy Use Recycling Saves 3x the energy that WTE produces

8 Tactics Revamp town website Revamp town website Education – media and schools Education – media and schools Focus on key generators – e.g. sporting events Focus on key generators – e.g. sporting events Peer pressure – “Blue Ribbon” barrels Peer pressure – “Blue Ribbon” barrels Feedback – monthly public review of diversion rate. Feedback – monthly public review of diversion rate.

9 SAQs Seldom asked questions: Seldom asked questions: Is recycling mandated by law? Is recycling mandated by law? Is our current level of waste output sustainable? Is our current level of waste output sustainable? Will education and coercion be enough? Will education and coercion be enough?

10 Managing Residential Hazardous Waste – The New Maginot Line Discuss the goals and approach of the Hazardous Waste collection program Discuss the goals and approach of the Hazardous Waste collection program “Deep Dive” on a typical lawn product and the nature of its pesticide: “Deep Dive” on a typical lawn product and the nature of its pesticide: Behavior in the Soil/Water Behavior in the Soil/Water Toxicity to Bees and Fish Toxicity to Bees and Fish Toxicity to Humans Toxicity to Humans Recommendations Recommendations

11 The Program Comprehensive list of materials to be handled by hazardous waste pickups Comprehensive list of materials to be handled by hazardous waste pickups 2x per year collection 2x per year collection Guidance on where to recycle materials not listed Guidance on where to recycle materials not listed Guidance on proper mixing and use of chemicals Guidance on proper mixing and use of chemicals Guidance on alternatives to hazardous chemicals Guidance on alternatives to hazardous chemicals Recycling opportunities for electronics Recycling opportunities for electronics

12 An “Innocent” Product Scotts® Turf Builder® With SummerGuard

13 Bifenthrin Bifenthrin is a Type I pyrethroid that affects the central and peripheral nervous system by interfering with sodium channel gating. Bifenthrin is a Type I pyrethroid that affects the central and peripheral nervous system by interfering with sodium channel gating. Bifenthrin is included in the draft list of initial chemicals for screening under the U.S. EPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). Bifenthrin is included in the draft list of initial chemicals for screening under the U.S. EPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP). The U.S. EPA classified bifenthrin as a Category C, possible human carcinogen The U.S. EPA classified bifenthrin as a Category C, possible human carcinogen Bifenthrin is very highly toxic to fish with 96-hour LD50 values of 0.10 and 0.18 ppb for rainbow trout and bluegill sunfish. Bifenthrin is very highly toxic to fish with 96-hour LD50 values of 0.10 and 0.18 ppb for rainbow trout and bluegill sunfish. Bifenthrin is highly toxic to bees with and oral LD50 of.1 ug/bee. Bifenthrin is highly toxic to bees with and oral LD50 of.1 ug/bee.

14 Good News / Bad News Bifenthrin is not nearly so toxic as its predecessor pesticides. Bifenthrin is not nearly so toxic as its predecessor pesticides. It is only moderately persistent It is only moderately persistent Once in the soil it binds to the soil and doesen’t migrate. Once in the soil it binds to the soil and doesen’t migrate. However if it is washed off and into waterways it is problematic and bio accumulate in the aquatic life However if it is washed off and into waterways it is problematic and bio accumulate in the aquatic life It can reach children through direct contact and exposure to pets. It can reach children through direct contact and exposure to pets. It will kill bees if they are exposed. It will kill bees if they are exposed.

15 The Maginot Line - The hazardous waste program is a formidable barrier to improper disposal of hazardous waste. The hazardous waste program is a formidable barrier to improper disposal of hazardous waste. But we ought not feel secure given that many of the chemicals will get to us through “proper” use. But we ought not feel secure given that many of the chemicals will get to us through “proper” use. Bifenthrin is one of hundreds of “invaders” Bifenthrin is one of hundreds of “invaders”

16 Recommendation Rank order “legitimate” chemical use in the town based on a combination of toxicity (to humans and other life) and amount of usage (i.e. if highly toxic, or heavily used rank it higher) Rank order “legitimate” chemical use in the town based on a combination of toxicity (to humans and other life) and amount of usage (i.e. if highly toxic, or heavily used rank it higher) Test children – waterways – and birds for levels of these chemicals. Test children – waterways – and birds for levels of these chemicals.


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