WasteCap 2010 Webinar Series: Reducing C&D Debris in Landfills
In an effort to change this negative trend, there are a growing number of opportunities to recover and recycle food scraps. This webinar will explore three different techniques for approaching food waste recycling, particularly from a commercial perspective.
Michael Keleman of InSinkErator will discuss the use of anaerobic food digesters as a viable option for food waste diversion from landfills. Discarding food waste in a disposer for transportation to a wastewater treatment facility is one option for keeping food scraps out of landfills. Michael will discuss how this technique is being expanded for commercial use, and share a pilot study that was done with Outpost Natural Foods grocery stores to divert its food scraps from solid waste landfill disposal.
Heidi Ringhofer of Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) will speak about the source separated organics material composting programs that WLSSD has implemented. After passing a Solid Waste Ordinance in September 2006, WLSSD now approaches waste management with goals of resource recovery and pollution prevention. Heidi will discuss the innovative approach WLSSD is taking to help both residential and business customers reduce the amount of food waste they produce and send to landfills.
Dean Stewart of Sanimax will talk about the viability of organic waste collection programs. Sanimax is collecting organic waste such as outdated fruits, vegetables and bakery items, and diverting them from landfill by bringing them to commercial composting sites and bio-digestion operations. Dean will share a case study of the food scraps Sanimax is now collecting from Wal-Marts across Wisconsin and Minnesota and how it fits in its model of reclaim, renew and return.
Ceiling tiles. Carpet. Plastics. Not long ago these materials from construction or demolition sites would go straight to the landfill. Now, however, there are emerging markets for these materials. Get on the forefront of these new market trends by attending this webinar. Speakers will share information on how you can access these emerging recycling markets for your upcoming job.
and Andy Lake, Armstrong World Industries, representing the Armstrong Ceiling Tile Recycling Program
Plastics. Shingles. Reusable Materials. Mixed C&D debris. Not long ago these materials from construction or demolition sites would go straight to the landfill. Now, however, there are emerging markets for these materials. Get on the forefront of these new market trends by attending this webinar. Speakers will share information on how you can access these emerging recycling markets for your upcoming job.
This webinar examined what a C&D ordinance entails, took a closer look at some case studies, and provided recommendations to municipalities considering approaches to reduce the amount of construction and demolition debris in their waste streams.