SOLID WASTE PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL
(Rule 1200-01-07-.09, continued)
Source reduction may also be achieved through the encouragement of consumer habits that include the selection of products that have reduced and recyclable packaging, and the re-use of durable goods.
Problem waste diversion.
The diversion of waste tires, used oil, lead-acid
batteries, paints and Department, from a
other problem waste, as determined and identified Class I disposal facility for recycling constitutes
by the waste
reduction. Problem wastes diverted recycling at a municipal solid waste as waste reduction when diverted.
from a Class I disposal facility and stored for management facility until marketed qualifies
Mulching of “municipal solid waste”. Any non-treated wood waste that may be converted to a mulch must have a market in order to be considered as a method for waste reduction.
Region’s Waste Reduction Plan
A region’s waste reduction plan shall be consistent with the guidelines issued by the Division. Such a plan shall explain the region’s waste reduction methods. The region may use any combination of methods; however, the following methods or practices will not be considered in the calculation for the region’s waste reduction plan:
Unmarketed municipal solid waste compost;
Recovered materials (other than problem wastes) stored for recycling without being marketed as prescribed by rule 1200-01-07-.09(2)(b)3; and
Illegal or unauthorized storage or disposal of municipal solid waste.
The twenty-five percent (25%) goal applies to only the waste that has been going to Class I landfills or municipal solid waste incinerators. Measurements of waste are to be based on the amount of waste entering a disposal facility prior to combustion or
landfilling. combustion disposed.
Materials recovered or collected for recycling at or landfilling shall be weighed and deducted from
these facilities prior to the total amount being
The region shall present its calculation of the twenty-five percent (25%) reduction on a per capita basis or the economic growth basis to be prescribed by the Department in accordance with paragraph (1) of this rule.
The region plan shall utilize the base year of 1995 for measuring waste reduction unless a region can demonstrate that the 1995 data is clearly in error. A region may receive credit toward the waste reduction goal from recycling and source reduction programs prior to 1995, but no earlier than 1985. The region shall notify in writing the Division Director of such an error and request approval of any adjustment to the 1995 data.
By March 31 of each year, each region shall submit an annual report to the Division. Pursuant to T.C.A. §§ 68-211-863 and 68-211-871, such reports shall include, at a minimum, the amount and type of recycled materials collected in the region.
Qualitative Assessment Methods
May, 2010 (Revised)