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SOLID WASTE PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL

CHAPTER 1200-01-07

(Rule 1200-01-07-.09, continued)

office waste, household waste, household hazardous waste, yard waste and any other

material resulting from

institutional

establishments

the operation of residential, municipal,

and

from

community

activities

which

are

commercial required to

or be

disposed of in a Class Title 68, Chapter 211; following:

I landfill, as defined in regulations adopted pursuant to T.C.A. provided, that “municipal solid waste” does not include the

1.

Radioactive waste;

  • 2.

    Hazardous waste as defined in T.C.A. §68-212-104;

  • 3.

    Infectious wastes;

  • 4.

    Materials that are being transported to a facility for reprocessing or reuse;

provided further, that reprocessing or reuse does not include incineration or placement in a landfill; and

    • 5.

      Industrial waste which may include office, domestic or cafeteria waste, managed in a privately owned solid waste disposal system or resource recovery facility, if such waste is generated solely by the owner of the solid waste disposal system or resource recovery facility.

  • (b)

    Waste reduction methods or activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 1.

    Any “municipal solid waste” diverted from a Class I disposal facility to a Class III or Class IV disposal facility as provided under rules 1200-01-07-.01 through 1200-01-07-.04 adopted pursuant to the provisions of T.C.A. Title 68, Chapter 211, Part 1.

  • 2.

    Composting of “municipal solid waste”. The composting of municipal solid waste must have a market for such composted product in order to be considered as a method for waste reduction.

  • 3.

    Recycling. Recycling constitutes a method of waste reduction so long as the recovered materials are marketed for recycling, or are stored for recycling at a solid waste management facility and at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the stored material must be marketed within the succeeding twelve (12) months. The following processes shall not be considered as marketing of recyclable materials nor counted toward the 25% waste reduction goal:

    • (i)

      Collection or material handling in preparation for buyers.

    • (ii)

      Storage of unprocessed or processed materials. Unprocessed municipal solid waste is not considered as being recyclable.

  • 4.

    Source reduction of “municipal solid waste”. Source reduction measures as a method of waste reduction may include industrial process modification, feedstock substitutions or improvements in feedstock purity, various housekeeping and management practices, increases in the efficiency of machinery, and recycling within a process.

(i)

Source reduction may also include reduction in the amount and toxicity of waste generated by residential and commercial sectors, through such measures as product substitution, home composting and recycling.

May, 2010 (Revised)

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