Solid Waste Management Plan Update

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. Since 2015, the District has been updating the Solid Waste Management Plan (Plan) and it may be viewed here. The Plan must include the following elements:

  • Demonstrate at least 15 years of solid waste disposal capacity
  • 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
  • Develop outreach, marketing, and technical assistance for recycling, composting, and waste reduction
  • Develop strategies for managing scrap tires, yard trimmings, lead-acid batteries, household hazardous waste, and electronics
  • Examine incorporating economic incentives to increase waste reduction and recycling
  • Outline the funding mechanism and budget