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Reviewed Date: October 26, 2016

Original Author: 
Nevad, Warren
Date Created: 
Mar 14, 2014


Subjects:
Solid waste--Forms
Solid waste--Collection
Solid waste--Collection--Brush
Solid waste--Disposal
Solid waste--Landfills
Solid waste--Surveys

Green Waste Questionnaire

Summary: 
Several counties and cities entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) to participate in a feasibility study to determine best options for addressing green waste. The purpose of this questionnaire is to collect information about green waste volume and current management practices for use in the feasibility study; includes preliminary response data.

Knowledgebase-Green Waste Questionnaire

GREEN WASTE QUESTIONNAIRE

Loudon, Monroe, and Roane Counties and the Cities of Harriman, Kingston, Lenoir City, Loudon, Oliver Springs, Rockwood, and Sweetwater have entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) to participate in a feasibility study to determine best options for addressing green waste. The purpose of this questionnaire is to collect information about green waste volume and current management practices for use in the feasibility study.

Green waste includes brush, leaves, grass clippings, logs, and stumps, but NOT C&D materials.

Please respond to Troy Williamson, UT, jwill216@mail.tennessee.edu, by March 31, 2014. Your contact for the MOU (Gordon Harless, Kim Raia, Margaret Norris, Warren Nevad) is available to answer any questions about the questionnaire.

Date City or county name

Person completing questionnaire
Name:
Title:
Email address:
Phone:
Name of department or agency primarily responsible for green waste
Name of person responsible for that department or agency
Other key contact(s), or person(s) with secondary responsibility for green waste, if applicable:
Name and phone #:
Name and phone #:
Name and phone #:
Name and phone #:
1. Describe your process for collecting, handling, and disposing of green waste

Collection (check all that apply) Public drops off at collection site
Public places it on curb
Public takes it directly to landfill
Agency or dept. collects it from drop off location
Agency or dept. collects it from the curb
Green waste is generated from city/county projects
There is no public collection; only city/county generates green waste
Other (please specify)

Handling Percentage of green waste managed by hand (pick up and throw it in the back of truck)
__________%
Percentage of green waste managed using machinery or a mechanized process
__________%
Disposing Percentage of green waste landfilled
__________%
Percentage of green waste turned over to a different entity, like the County or Highway Dept., for beneficial reuse
__________%
Percentage of green waste stockpiled before processing
__________%
Percentage of green waste processed

Specify the process ______________________________


__________%

2. How much green waste (in tons) was collected in 2013?
3. What was done with the waste after it was collected/processed?
4. Assign your 2013 costs for green waste
a. Collection $__________ What % of that cost is labor related? __________
b. Handling $__________ What % of that cost is labor related? __________
c. Disposal $__________ What % of that cost is labor related? __________
5. What was your total solid waste budget for FY 2013?

6. Does the City/County receive any revenue from green waste?

7. If yes, how was revenue generated?

8. If yes, how much revenue was collected in 2013?
9. How much green waste (in tons) went into a Class I landfill in 2013?

10. What was the tipping fee per ton?

11. Who owns and operates the landfill?

12. How much green waste (in tons) went into a C&D landfill in 2013?

13. What was the tipping fee per ton?

14. Who owns and operates the landfill?
15. Thank you for sharing this information. We value your years of expertise. Can you provide additional insight that we should consider?



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