water management Compare contracting and disposal fee mechanisms between counties and planning units to determine Implementation Strategies the most effective operational structures for reducing waste generation and incentivize the collection To reach the Beyond Waste 2030 goal of 0.6 pounds of marketable recyclables and recovered materials.
per person per day, the region will have to reduce its disposed MSW by 81% (NYSDEC 2010a). As shown by the data in table 8-4 (on previous page), the regionâ€™s recycling rates are far below the state average. To reach the 2020 goal of 50% recovered materials, the region will have to increase its recycling rate by 42%. The strategies identified to help reach these goals are:
Encourage counties and planning units to adopt single-stream or zero-sort recycling. Increase the number of composting and digester facilities to reduce the volume of food and yard waste sent to landfills, and to create a useable product (fertilizers). Explore and promote market opportunities for recyclable and recovered materials.
North Country Region Sustainability Plan