SCS Engineers is conducting a waste characterization study for StopWaste, a public agency formed by the Alameda County (Calif.) Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board.
The study will measure the agency’s progress in achieving its waste reduction goals and includes objectives like quantifying the flow of waste to landfills; providing data and analyses to measure the impacts of current programs and compare the results with previous state and local studies; providing data and analyses to allow the Alameda County Waste Management Authority to apply the results at the local level; identifying waste streams to be targeted for future waste reduction programs; and being consistent with California statutory and regulatory requirements for performing waste characterization studies.
“The results of the study will provide the StopWaste agency with the information it needs to design and implement new waste reduction programs throughout the county,” said Michelle Leonard, vice president of SCS Engineers, in a statement. “Our analysis will also ensure that the agency is in compliance with local, regional and state regulations.”
To complete the study, SCS Engineers will gather waste flow information from single family, multifamily, commercial, roll-off and self-haul streams across the county and compare the results to previous studies. SCS staff will also estimate the waste composition of commercial, roll-off and self-haul streams.