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1 Disposal Bans PA Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Advisory Committee March 19, 2009.

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1 1 Disposal Bans PA Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Advisory Committee March 19, 2009

2 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 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)

4 4 Oct

5 5 Summary of Disposal Ban Analysis MaterialTons Disposed Pop. With Access Price $/ton (2/09) Aluminum Cans48, Steel Cans102, Clear Glass129, #1 PETE Plastic87, #2 HDPE Plastic68,

6 6 Summary of Disposal Ban Analysis (cont.) MaterialTons Disposed Pop. With Access Price $/ton (2/09) Newspaper389, Corrugated785, Office Paper *228, Magazines *251, Mixed paper547,

7 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 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)


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