Waste Characterization – Solid Waste Generation Base-Year Study, Lancaster, California

SCS Engineers was retained by Lancaster’s franchised waste hauler to conduct a waste generation study for the purpose of establishing a new base-year for 2005.

After a cursory review of the City’s available waste generation data, including verification of recent third-party audit information and review of the City’s disposal over the past few years, it was determined that correcting the base-year study was necessary. To complete the project in cooperation with the hauler, SCS will:

  • review disposal and diversion data from the Disposal Reporting System and landfills
  • diversion analysis, including surveys of recycling facilities, drop-off centers, construction/demolition debris facilities, government agencies, schools and on-site waste audits
  • construction/demolition debris and greenwaste diversion activities from City projects and facilities
  • review of municipal collection reports and diversion programs within the City
  • preparation of certification forms and supporting documentation submitted to California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • preparation of project report to City and hauler