GBB developed a Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan for the District of Columbia as well as provided recycling services technical assistance following GBB’s completion of the Recycling Plan in 1993. The District faced a number of critical issues with impending deadlines: 45 percent of the waste stream is required to be recycled by 2000; a leaf ban went into effect at the I-95 Landfill in 1994; and the I-95 Landfill is scheduled to close in 1995. GBB assisted the District in evaluating alternatives, including several that would involve implementation of regional solid waste management services.
GBB completed a draft of the Plan, which provides evaluation of the current system, waste stream characterization, collection practices and services, public education programs, legal, financial, and administrative issues, and economic development. The Plan also included a comprehensive review of solid waste management programs and technologies. Collection options were examined including conversion to wet/dry collection. Economic development is a key element. The Plan examined the structure of the solid waste and recycling industry both nationally and locally. Also, the job- and wealth-producing potential of the District’s waste and recyclable materials is being analyzed.
GBB developed a number of public information program elements for the District. These included: a household hazardous waste brochure and public service video, several waste/recycling newsletters, illegal dumping