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Overview of the 2011-2030 Draft Regional Master Plan Presented to the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board October 26, 2011.

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1 Overview of the Draft Regional Master Plan Presented to the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board October 26, 2011

2 Regional Master Plan Chapters Introduction About the Regional Master Plan Description of the Existing System Regional Coordination Regional Strategies

3 Regional Coordination Cost and Finance Governance Measurement and Accountability

4 Regional Strategies Source Reduction and Reuse Toxicity Reduction Recycling Organics Recovery Processing Land Disposal Non-MSW Management Regulation Communications & Outreach

5 Regional Master Plan Chapters Todays presentation will focus on: –Source Reduction –Recycling (esp. non-residential Recycling) –Organics Recovery Other topics that will be mentioned: –Land Disposal –Processing –Regional Coordination

6 Regional Strategies Source Reduction and Reuse (Regional Master Plan pp )

7 Source Reduction and Reuse (Regional Master Plan pp ) State Objective: 4 - 6% by 2030 Issues Raised in the Regional Master Plan – States aggressive objective requires strong MPCA leadership – There is a need for improved measurement data – Product stewardship is a key component of source reduction efforts – Government is a large consumer of waste and should lead by example

8 Source Reduction and Reuse (Regional Master Plan pp ) Highlighted Regional Strategies The SWMCB will: –Provide product stewardship leadership in the Region Serve as a forum for policy discussions Conduct outreach with public entities Raise awareness about product stewardship –Provide assistance to counties to increase purchasing of environmentally preferable products through cooperative purchasing contracts

9 Source Reduction and Reuse (Regional Master Plan pp ) Highlighted Regional Strategies In partnership with the MPCA, the SWMCB will: –Develop a statewide policy for product stewardship and support related legislation –Support MPCA efforts to develop and implement a measurement tool for source reduction and reuse

10 Regional Strategies Recycling (Regional Master Plan pp )

11 Recycling (Regional Master Plan pp ) State Objective: 60% of MSW by 2030 Currently at: 40% of MSW Issues Raised in the Regional Master Plan – It will be challenging to meet the aggressive state objectives – Improved measurement will be important – Market development will also be important – The private sector is best positioned to introduce new technologies and/or techniques

12 Recycling (Regional Master Plan pp ) Highlighted Regional Strategies The SWMCB will: –Consider the development of programs targeted at the non-residential sector to increase recycling –Strengthen partnerships with service providers and recycling management facilities to identify improved recovery efforts and education needs

13 Recycling (Regional Master Plan pp ) Highlighted Regional Strategies In partnership with the MPCA, the SWMCB will: –Support a state requirement for non-residential recycling (if Policy Plan objective not met by 2015) –Support mandatory separation goals for recyclable materials (if Policy Plan objective not met) –Assist in market development discussions and activities

14 Regional Strategies Organics Recovery (Regional Master Plan pp )

15 Organics Recovery (Regional Master Plan pp ) State Objective: % of MSW by 2030 Currently at: 3.5% of MSW Issues Raised in the Regional Master Plan – The state objectives are aggressive and will require coordinated state and regional efforts – Private sector cooperation will be needed to reach the state objectives – Yard waste should be included in performance measures for organic wastes

16 Organics Recovery (Regional Master Plan pp ) Highlighted Regional Strategies The SWMCB will: –Host discussions with the non-residential sector on organics recovery strategies, technologies and programs –Identify financial and regulatory organics recovery tools available to counties and identify opportunities for regional consistency

17 Organics Recovery (Regional Master Plan pp ) Highlighted Regional Strategies In partnership with the MPCA, the SWMCB will: –Support a state requirement for non-residential organics collection and management as appropriate infrastructure develops (if Policy Plan objective not met by 2015) –Work to include yard waste in performance measures for regional organics diversion

18 Other Regional Strategies Land Disposal (Regional Master Plan pp )

19 Land Disposal (Regional Master Plan pp ) Highlighted Regional Strategies In partnership with the MPCA, the SWMCB will: –Support initiatives to document landfill air emissions –Monitor existing capacity –Encourage the MPCA to require landfills and transfer stations to conduct waste characterization studies –Engage the waste industry to improve waste diversion opportunities

20 Other Regional Strategies Processing (Regional Master Plan pp )

21 Processing (Regional Master Plan pp ) Issues Raised in the Regional Master Plan – Ensure public entities waste is processed – Fully utilize the Regions waste processing capacity – It is imperative that the state enforce the Waste Processing mandate Highlighted Regional Strategies In partnership with the MPCA, the SWMCB will: – Ensure full compliance of processing mandate – Support enforcement of Public Entities law

22 Regional Coordination Cost & Finance Governance Measurement & Accountability (Regional Master Plan pp )

23 Regional Coordination (Regional Master Plan pp ) Cost & Finance – The Regional Master Plan emphasizes the need to focus the limited public resources that are available on regional solid waste management priorities. – This work must be achieved within a market-driven system and should strive to reduce reliance on public subsidies and local property taxes whenever possible.

24 Regional Coordination (Regional Master Plan pp ) Governance – The SWMCB asserts that solid waste management success in the Region should be judged on whether the solid waste objectives outlined in the Policy Plan are achieved. – The SWMCB believes that there are solid waste management improvements that can be achieved under the current governance model, so the focus should be on those efforts first.

25 Regional Coordination (Regional Master Plan pp ) Measurement & Accountability – In order to highlight the regional focus of the 2011 Regional Solid Waste Master Plan and streamline the submission of information to the MPCA, County Specific Initiatives (CSIs) were removed from the Regional Master Plan. – Counties will continue to collectively review county- specific strategies on an annual basis at a SWMCB meeting, and they will also identify specific tasks and results that each county will attempt to achieve in the year ahead.

26 Regional Master Plan Timeline October 26 – SWMCB reviews draft Regional Master Plan and provides feedback; draft made publically available via website October 28 November 14 – SWMCB Regional Policy subcommittee holds public comment meeting from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Metro Counties Govt. Ctr. December 14 – SWMCB reviews and considers action on revised Regional Master Plan so it can be sent to individual counties for review with individual county Master Plans


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