WGP Credit 7: Economic Assessment of Solid Waste Management Program

 

WGP Credit 7: Economic Assessment of Solid Waste Management Program (2 points)

Reciprocal

Intent:

Provide transparency around the costs and benefits of solid waste management programs.

Requirements:

Local Government and Industry Requirements

1.     Calculate and publish total (residential and non-residential) solid waste program costs per ton or per household or per capita. 

2.     Provide breakouts as follows:

●      Total solid waste management cost per ton.

●      Collection costs per ton:

o   Mixed MSW (Black Bin; residential and non-residential)

o   Single-stream or dual-stream recyclables (Blue Bin)

o   Green Waste/Food Waste (Green/Brown/Yellow Bin)

o   Household Hazardous Waste (including drop off programs)

o   Bulk items

o   C&D Debris

●      Disposal costs per ton.

o   Gross

o   Net (post-sale of output, e.g. energy sales)

●      Recycling processing costs per ton:

o   Gross

o   Net (post-sale of output, e.g. commodity sales)

●      Organic processing costs per ton:

o   Gross

o   Net (post-sale of output, e.g. soil amendment sales 

3.     Estimate impact from waste management program, including indirect and induced effects, on:

a.     employment and

b.     economic activity

Potential Strategies:

●      Track costs for different aspects of the Local Government waste management: collection, processing, disposal, etc.

●      Include line items for maintenance, labor and customer service. Figures at this level of detail do not need to be reported.

●     Make the top-level cost figures available to Local Government residents and/or to customers of the solid waste Company.

●      Provide total costs of each program (recycling, trash, compost) per Household or per capita.

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