Solid Waste Management Plan

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One of the primary functions of the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District (District) is writing and implementing a 15 Year Solid Waste Management Plan. The District’s Policy Committee oversees the writing of the Plan, which is updated every five years and must include the following elements:

  • 15 year projections for waste generation, landfill disposal, waste reduction
  • Demonstrate that the District will achieve a 25% waste reduction/recycling rate for the residential/commercial sector
  • Demonstrate that the District will achieve a 66% waste reduction/recycling rate for the industrial sector
  • Provide outreach, marketing, and technical assistance on recycling, composting and waste reduction
  • Provide strategies for managing scrap tires, yardwaste, lead-acid batteries, household hazardous waste, and electronics
  • Examine of incorporating economic incentives to increase waste reduction and recycling
  • Outline the funding mechanism and budget

 

What is the process?
Who approves the Plan?
How can I provide input?

What is the process?

A Plan Update typically takes two years to complete, culminating in approval by Hamilton County political jurisdictions. The process starts with comprehensive analyses to determine the types of programs to implement and how the District will be funded.

 

The District’s Policy Committee will begin making decisions on the programs and funding once the analyses are complete. A draft Plan is anticipated to be completed in 2016. In 2017, political jurisdictions will be asked to approve the Plan. 

Who approves the Plan?

The Plan must be approved by:

  • Board of County Commissioners
  • Political jurisdictions representing the municipality with the largest population in the District
  • Political jurisdictions representing a combined population of at least 60 percent of the District’s total population (the population of the municipality with the largest population can count toward achieving this 60 percent)
  • Ohio EPA

 

How can I provide input?

Throughout 2015, District staff will be meeting with stakeholders to gather input on suggested changes. There will also be at least one community meeting devoted to the Residential Recycling Incentive Program. Residents, businesses, and community leaders can also provide input by:

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