The West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority retained SCS Engineers to conduct studies on waste generation to set a new base-year. The project included residential surveys for source reduction, commercial waste assessments and analysis of DRS data, and review of hauler disposal and recycling information.
A new 2001 base-year diversion rate of 43 percent was established as a result of the project. The study was the first 2001 New Base-Year approved by the Calfornia Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB). Tasks included: