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									Economic Opportunities in
Organics Recycling


   Patti Olenick

   PFMA Workshop

   June 21, 2007

PA Waste Generation in 2005
„   Total tons of waste generated in PA
    „   10.8 million tons
„   Total tons of waste disposed/processed in
    PA
    „   24 million tons
„   Total tons recycled in PA
    „   4.5 million tons
Waste Composition Study 2003

„   Conducted at landfills across PA
„   Evaluated trash destined for disposal
„   Determined the top categories of waste
    being disposed
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                                                                     8 0 0 ,0 0 0
                                                                                     1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0
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  Food Waste                                                                                           1,127,170


Non-recyclable
                                                                                    866,989
    Paper

   Corrugated
                                                                             785,032
   Cardboard

      Wood-
                                                        540,611
    Unpainted


   Film Plastic                                     465,586



   Other C&D                                       446,516



 Mixed Paper                                       433,821



   Newspaper                                 389,263


   Other Rigid
                                        353,108
     Plastic


      Textiles                          352,570
                                                                                                                          Top 10 m ost prevalent m aterials (tons)
   2001 disposal by material group (tons)

4,000,000




                                                        3,204,208
            3,117,182

3,500,000

3,000,000

2,500,000

2,000,000




                                                                    1,194,338
                        1,062,336



1,500,000




                                              508,702
1,000,000                           282,316

 500,000

       0
                        Plastic




                                    Glass




                                              Metals




                                                        Organics




                                                                    Inorganics
            Paper
   2001 disposal by material group (tons)

4,000,000




                                                        3,204,208
            3,117,182


3,500,000

3,000,000

2,500,000

2,000,000




                                                                    1,194,338
                        1,062,336




1,500,000




                                              508,702
1,000,000
                                    282,316


 500,000

       0
                        Plastic




                                    Glass




                                                        Organics




                                                                    Inorganics
                                              Metals
            Paper
Targeted materials - Organics
„   Yard waste – grass   „   Textiles
„   Yard waste – other
                         „   Diapers
„   Wood – unpainted
„   Wood – painted       „   Fines

„   Food waste           „   Other organics
Food Waste
Management Hierarchy

„   Food Donations/Food Banks
    „   Second Harvest
„   Direct Animal Feed
    „   PaDAG regulations8
„   Manufactured Animal Feed
„   Composting
„   Disposal
DEP Support for Recycling
through Landfill Fees
„   53 P.S. 4000.701 - $2.00/ton recycling fee
„   53 P.S. 4000.1301 - $1.00/ton host
    municipality benefit fee
„   27 Pa.C.S.A. 6112 - $.25/ton Growing
    Greener fee (Environmental Stewardship)
„   27 Pa.C.S. 6301 - $4.00/ton disposal fee
    (Waste Transportation)

„   Generates $ per year
Assumptions in
Supermarket Economics
„   Landfill disposal fees in PA range
    „   $25 - $85 per ton
„   Organics disposal fees in PA range
    „   $20 - $40 per ton
Barriers to Waste Diversion
„   Lack of hauling services for food waste
„   Limited compost sites available
„   Extra labor/training required
„   Contamination at collection point
„   Corporate and employee resistance
„   Start up costs
Lessons Learned in the Business

„	   Have support from all levels of management
„	   Effectively communicate with all employees and
     hauler and compost site
„	   Develop a comprehensive training program
„	   Dedicate a compactor for recycling
„	   Include wax and soiled cardboard in your
     program
„	   Ensure long term monitoring and oversight
„	   Find the “CHAMPION” to lead you to success!!

Lessons Learned
„	   Network with successful programs
„	   Make waste diversion a “Way of Doing
     Business”
           Opportunities for
          Organics Diversion

„   Disposal capacity is limited
„   Demand for compost is growing
„   Bottom line $ savings for the Company
„   Good publicity - Corporate Greening with
    Social commitment
„   Large volumes of organics available for
    diversion
Support for Diversion Programs

„   Professional Recyclers of PA
    „   Proprecycles.org
„   Recycling Markets Center
„   PA DEP
    „   Depweb.state.pa.us
    „   Solid Waste Advisory Committee
„   Pa Association Sustainable Agriculture
    „   Pafarming.org
Step One
„   Designate a company “Champion” for the project
„   Contact DEP Regional Recycling Office
    „   www.depweb.state.pa.us
        „   Keyword, Recycle
„   Perform a waste audit
    „   Determine waste generated
    „   Determine cost of disposal options
    „   Determine recycling opportunities
DEP Regional Recycling Offices

„   NWRO – Guy McCumber
     „   814-332-6848

„   SWRO – Sharon Svitek

     „   412-442-4000

„   NCRO – Michelle Ferguson
     „   570-321-6533
„   SCRO – Walt Dinda
     „   717-705-4706
„   NERO – Chris Fritz
     „   570-826-2516
„   SERO – Calvin Ligons
     „  484-250-5960

								
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