Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Approve Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future
On October 21, 2014, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future for Los Angeles County (Roadmap). The Roadmap will initiate a long-term planning process in the County Unincorporated Communities to achive increased recycling and landfill diversion. It identifies numerical disposal reduction targets and key strategies to help the County reach the targets. The County will focus on gearing up efforts to promote waste diversion strategies such as extended producer responsibility, organics management, and conversion technologies. Dozens of County departments and agencies formed a working group to create the Roadmap and implementation of its strategies will require working with residents, businesses, waste industry, and environmental organizations. The Roadmap will lead to improved quality of life, create jobs,more business opportunities, and environmental benefits to County residents.
To view the Roadmap to a Sutainable Waste Management Future Briefing Report, click here.
"Converting Waste Into Renewable Resources"
Each day, 135,000 tons of trash is sent to California landfills. These materials represent a resource that could be better used to benefit the businesses and residents of California.
21st century conversion technologies are changing the way we think of trash or waste. The County of Los Angeles sees trash as a potential resource, and conversion technologies are an innovative way to convert that resource into renewable energy, biofuels, and other useful products.
Together with source reduction, recycling, and composting, conversion technologies can help cities and counties reduce the amount of materials currently going to landfills.
Los Angeles County is a leader in preserving the environment and protecting public health through a variety of innovative environmental programs. The County is involved in a diverse approach to waste management through our waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs.
DEFINITIONS FOR "CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES" AND "RECOVERY"