Denver has a longstanding commitment to reducing and ultimately diverting the waste that goes to landfills. While residential waste reduction progress continues, the need to focus on reducing the amount of commercial (or business related) waste has become obvious. The EPA reports that commercial waste makes up a significant percent of total waste in landfills, but the available resources to guide communities with managing it have been nonexistent.
The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) established a grant for the creation of a waste reduction toolkit to assist communities, waste managers and industry businesses to seek methods to reduce costs, environmental liability, land use and planning concerns associated with managing commercial waste.
The report and its supporting materials, listed below, detail previously unavailable commercial waste diversion strategies, including:
- Customized Case Studies
- Waste Diversion Decision Tool - A roadmap for Decision-Making
This report was created for USDN through funding provided by JBP Foundation, Surdna Foundation and Summit Foundation.
For further information regarding the report or the decision tool, contact:
Diane DeLillio, Project Manager