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Recycling Update to EQAC EF 12 13-2018

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Staff from Fairfax County's Solid Waste Management Program provided an update on the county's recycling efforts.

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Recycling Update to EQAC EF 12 13-2018

  1. 1. A Fairfax County, VA, publication Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Working for You! Recycling Update John Kellas, Deputy Director of Public Works and Environmental Services Forbes2 (Charlie & Eric) December 12, 2018
  2. 2. Solid Waste Management Program Outreach 2 • Recycling is evolving • “Recycle Right” What goes in the bin? • What happens to recyclables? • MRF Education
  3. 3. Solid Waste Management Program Outreach 3 From the Office/Retail, Multi-Family Residential, and Hospitality Industry Tool Kits
  4. 4. Solid Waste Management Program Outreach 4
  5. 5. Solid Waste Management Program Outreach 5
  6. 6. Solid Waste Management Program Outreach 6
  7. 7. Solid Waste Management Program Data Trends 7 • Rate Calculation – State Criteria – Report outs from MRFs – Recycling Sort – Additional Sources • What impacts our rate? – Consumer Trends • Less Paper • Less packaging • Less recyclable materials – Residential Density – Source Reduction & Sustainability Themes
  8. 8. Solid Waste Management Program Data Trends Impacts 8 • Uses less resources • Uses less energy • Lower environmental footprint • Pouches are not recyclable
  9. 9. Solid Waste Management Program Recycling Program 9 • Largely voluntary • Impractical to enforce Individuals • Guiding Principles: – Adequately sized – Convenient – Outreach
  10. 10. Solid Waste Management Program Bottle Bill & Plastic Bags 10 • Bottle Bill – National rate overall ~30% Beverage Recycling Rate – Bill States have ~70% BCR rates • Michigan @ 97% 1990-2008 has $0.10 Deposit – Bill would greatly improve rate in VA – Improve Litter Challenges • Plastic Bags Ban – Negligible impact on rate (low volume) – Improve Litter Challenges – Improve MRF Processing
  11. 11. Solid Waste Management Program Construction & Demolition Debris (CDD) 11 • Lorton Landfill Closure • Sustainable Development (LEED, Envision) • Interest in Recycling to offset new disposal reality
  12. 12. Solid Waste Management Program Blue Skies 2018 (National Sword) 12
  13. 13. Solid Waste Management Program Blue Skies 2018 (National Sword) 13 China’s recycling ‘ban’ throws Australia into a very messy waste crisis April 26, 2018 4.16pm EDT Updated April 26, 2018 7.31pm EDT
  14. 14. Solid Waste Management Program Blue Skies 2018 (National Sword) 14
  15. 15. Solid Waste Management Program Recycling Evolution 15 • Propane Reclamation • Latex Paint • Composting • RFEI – Matrix Materials Road Pilot – Diversion RFP
  16. 16. Solid Waste Management Program Recycling Evolution 16 • Glass Program – New Partnership – Private Haulers – Projects • Waste Water Piping • Treatment Plant • Stormwater • CDD Initiatives – MRF/Transfer Station – Valuable Materials • Rubble • Wood • Metal
  17. 17. Solid Waste Management Program Closed Loop Economy 17
  18. 18. Solid Waste Management Program EQAC Support 18 • Continue Board Involvement; • Commission A Study of Various Recycling Topics; • Support the delegation of statutory authority to allow municipalities to promulgate disposable bag regulations; • Support a bottle bill for Virginia.

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