Waste Characterization – Solid Waste Generation Base-Year Study, Ontario, California
The city of Ontario retained SCS Engineers to conduct a waste generation study for the purpose of establishing a new base-year. The City chose not to extrapolate any data obtained in order for the study to be acceptable by California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB). A new 2003 base-year diversion rate of 60 percent was submitted to the CIWMB for its approval.
Project tasks included:
review of disposal data from the Disposal Reporting System and landfills
diversion analysis, including surveys of recycling facilities, construction/demolition debris and greenwaste recycling facilities, government agencies, and schools.
quality assurance and control of commercial waste assessments conducted by City staff
review of municipal collection reports, composting of sludge from wastewater treatment facility, and aggregate tonnage from drop-off centers and programs within Ontario
preparation of certification forms and supporting documentation submitted to CIWMB