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ZERO WASTE

The purpose of the RENEW LA plan is to create a new paradigm of Zero Waste and concrete strategy to get there. ZERO WASTE. The RENEW LA Goal

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ZERO WASTE

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  1. The purpose of the RENEW LA plan is to create a new paradigm of Zero Waste and concrete strategy to get there. ZEROWASTE The RENEW LA Goal To reduce, reuse, recycle, or convert the resources (municipal solid waste) now going to landfills so as to achieve an overall recovery level of 90% or more by 2025.

  2. KeyQualities • Sustainability • Resource conservation • Maximum material recovery • Environmental protection • Renewable energy • Economic benefit • Environmental justice

  3. The City of Los AngelesPre-AB939 Residential Trash 3,600 Tons Per Day

  4. 2006 City of Los Angeles Recycling Programs • Curbside Recycling • C&D Processing • Mixed Material “MRFing” • Food Waste Recycling • Green Waste Composting • Multi Family Recycling • Hazardous Waste Recovery • E-waste Recovery • Universal Waste Recovery

  5. The City of Los Angeles 2006Post-AB939 Residential Trash 3,600 Tons Per Day

  6. RENEW LA STRATEGY2005 - 2025

  7. CT PLANTDEVELOPMENT • Regional Coverage • Environmental Justice • 1 Facility in each of the 7 City “Wastesheds” • Waste is handled where it is generated

  8. ENVIRONMENTALPROTECTION • Cleaner Air • Less Truck Traffic • Best and Highest Use of Resources • Green, Renewable Energy • Reduce Dependency on Foreign Oil & Fossil Fuel

  9. Creates An Environmental-Industrial Sector EconomicBenefit • 7:1 Engineering & Construction multiplier over landfill jobs • 10:1 Operational multiplier over landfill jobs • Conversion Technologies are less expensive than rail haul • “Green collar” jobs created • Total sales and value added impacts more than double over landfilling • Takes for formerly wasted resources and converts them to renewable energy, alternative fuels, useful chemicals, or manufacturing feedstocks

  10. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Adopt RENEW LA Plan • Passed Feb 2006

  11. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Modify Zoning Code • Planning Department is currently drafting recommendations

  12. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Site and Develop 1st and 2nd CT Plants • In Phase II of URS Study • Completed RFQ. • RFP being issued in Fall ’06

  13. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Implement Multi-Family Recycling • Passed in Council • Rollout in Progress

  14. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Implement Commercial Recycling • Mayoral Directive

  15. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan • Add food waste to green can recycling • Adopt Zero Waste Policy • Establish City tax breaks to encourage resource recovery • In Policy Committees

  16. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Establish DWP green energy producer bonus • Multi-Jurisdictional Taskforce Formed

  17. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Revise City Procurement Policy to Emphasize Highest and Best Use of Materials • Approved By Council • Final Recommendations Due Aug 1st

  18. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Adopt A Time-Certain Reduction In Tonnage Land Filled • Passed Feb 2006 in Council • Five Year Phase-Out

  19. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Set Aside Host Fees For CT • City Attorney Drafting Ordinance

  20. The RENEW LA Education Action Plan Create a RENEW LA Oversight Committee • Ad-Hoc RENEW LA Established Aug 05

  21. “Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream of things that never were and say why not?” - Robert Kennedy RENEW LA Contact Information (213) 473-7012 200 N. Spring, Suite 405 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Email: councilmember.smith@lacity.org Website: www.CD12.org Councilman Greig Smith

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