10-5-17 Presentations from Materials Management Advisory Council Meeting

10/23/2017

If you missed the Ohio Materials Management Advisory Committee meeting on 10/5/17, you can still catch the presentations on the following link. The presentations given by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and the Recycling Partnership describe their efforts to reduce contaminants in material collected through residential recycling programs. Click here to access the presentations.  Read More

Impact of Chinese Waste Ban on State & Local Recycling Programs

10/11/2017

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) prepared the following letter regarding important and recent recycling market developments that have implications for the movement of recyclables worldwide, and that may impact recycling programs in Ohio:

In July 2017, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intention to prohibit the import of certain solid wastes and scrap into their country, including mixed paper and mixed plastics, beginning on January 1, 2018. In addition, China announced a new, and exceedingly stringent, contamination standard applicable to recyclable imports (0.3 percent). This proposal is inconsistent with the global standards followed by the recycling community and its industrial consumers, and if adopted, will effectively result in a ban on the importation of virtually all waste and scrap commodities, as the standard is nearly impossible to achieve.
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GT Environmental, Inc developed a Zero Waste Plan for the City of Bexley, Ohio.

7/21/2017

GT Environmental, Inc (GT) developed a Zero Waste Plan for the City of Bexley, Ohio.  The project was made possible through a grant from the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).  GT facilitated the planning process for a Bexley Green Team, which lays out strategies for achieving a 90 percent reduction of materials sent to landfills by 2040. Read More

Ashtabula County Port Authority Implements Abandoned Gas Station Fund Grant; Wins Another

5/8/2017

The Ashtabula County Port Authority implemented their $99,000 Ohio Development Service Agency (ODSA) Abandoned Gas Station assessment/clean up grant at a former gas station located at a key intersection in Austinburg, Ohio. Read More

Solid Waste Disposal in Ohio: An Update

3/16/2017

In 2016, GT published on its website an analysis of solid waste disposal and recycling in Ohio based upon ten years of data – 2005 through 2014. Data for 2015 has been available for several months, and we have reviewed this data looking for any changes in the management of solid waste in Ohio. Read More

Ohio EPA’s Draft Startup, Shutdown or Malfunction and Scheduled Maintenance Rules

12/12/2016

Ohio EPA is soliciting comments on the draft Startup, Shutdown or Malfunction and Scheduled Maintenance (SSM & SM) Rules contained in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Rules 3745-14-11, 3745-15-01, 3745-15-06, and 3745-17-07. Read More

Ohio General Assembly Considers New Law for Processing Facilities for Construction and Demolition Debris

10/21/2016

The Ohio General Assembly is considering legislation in Senate Bill 333 that will have an impact on construction and demolition debris. Read More

Ohio Compost Early Stakeholder Comments are Due October 19th

10/13/2016

Ohio’s Composting Rules are coming up on their five-year rule review in 2017.  Ohio EPA is seeking early stakeholder comments on the composting rules in OAC 3745-560; 3745-500, 3745-501, and 3745-503.  Read More

Ashtabula County Port Authority Wins New Abandoned Gas Station Fund Grant

Ashtabula County Port Authority Wins New Abandoned Gas Station Fund Grant

9/7/2016

GT assisted the Ashtabula Co. Port Authority prepare a grant application which was awarded $99,000 from ODSA's Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Program. Read More