Presentation on theme: "1 Disposal Bans PA Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Advisory Committee March 19, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
1 Disposal Bans PA Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Advisory Committee March 19, 2009
2 Review Process Objective of the review process: To collect sufficient information for SWAC to make an informed recommendation regarding disposal bans for specific commodities. Environmental, Health and Safety Factors Management Factors Economic Factors Implementation Factors Recommendation
3 Recyclable Grades of Paper Aluminum, Steel and Bimetallic Cans Plastic Bottles Ø Glass Bottles and Jars Electronic Waste Mercury-Containing Devices Ø Source-Separated Food Waste Leaf Waste (Yard Waste) Preliminary Analysis of Materials (11/08)
5 Summary of Disposal Ban Analysis MaterialTons Disposed Pop. With Access Price $/ton (2/09) Aluminum Cans48,84489.3760 Steel Cans102,53286.570 Clear Glass129,92387.222.5 #1 PETE Plastic87,60184.5180 #2 HDPE Plastic68,08284.2300
6 Summary of Disposal Ban Analysis (cont.) MaterialTons Disposed Pop. With Access Price $/ton (2/09) Newspaper389,26385.820 Corrugated785,03277.528 Office Paper *228,70973.998 Magazines *251,02764.363 Mixed paper547,08752.120
7 Economic Factors: The current market price justifies the investment in new collection programs or processing capacity. Ø The current market price does not justify the cost to implement a collection program or cover single stream processing costs. Implementation Factors > 75% of the population has access to recycling Ø < 75% of the population has access to recycling Disposal Ban Analysis Cont.
8 Corrugated Cardboard Aluminum, Steel and Bimetallic Cans #1 (PETE) and #2 (HDPE) Plastic Used Oil Filters White Goods Ø Glass Bottles and Jars Ø Other Recyclable Grades of Paper Ø Electronic Waste Ø Mercury-Containing Devices Ø Source-Separated Food Waste Ø Leaf Waste (Yard Waste) Current Analysis of Materials (3/09)