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2011 Solid Waste Characterization Study for the District of Columbia

Monday, August 1, 2011

The District of Columbia Department of Public Works (DCDPW) is interested in evaluating the most beneficial integrated solid waste management disposition alternatives for the next 25 years. The changes in disposal technologies, population, stakeholder preferences and existing agreements the District has for disposal (expiring in 2014) provide an excellent point to evaluate the options to manage the District’s solid waste into the future. Therefore, DCDPW contracted with ARCADIS/Malcolm Pirnie (ARCADIS/Pirnie) to determine the baseline conditions of the current solid waste stream and project future generation. The results of this study may provide a basis for future solid waste management planning.