Best Practices for Waste Characterisation Studies

Webinar

Best Practices for Waste Characterisation Studies

A waste characterisation study is an important tool for helping local governments and private companies make decisions on the best solid waste management programs, policies, and technologies to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. Knowing what materials comprise your waste stream will help you establish the right mix of waste diversion and energy programs to make your community more sustainable. 

This webinar provides information on how to conduct a waste characterisation study, what data you can expect to obtain from a study, and how it can be used to make solid waste program and policy decisions. Topics of discussion during the webinar include:

  • Types of studies
  • Why do a study
  • Study design
  • Waste sampling
  • Waste sorting
  • Health and safety
  • Data analysis
  • Data usage

This webinar took place on March 2, 2018,  at 2:00 pm CET and was organized by Abt Associates on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency for the CCAC Waste Initiative.

This webinar was led by Brent Dieleman of SCS Engineers. 

Brent Dieleman is a Senior Project Professional with the division of Sustainable Materials Management of SCS Engineers.  Brent has nearly 15 years of experience in the fields of solid waste, recycling, and energy.   His primary expertise and experience is working with clients to solve their waste diversion challenges.  He provides technical assistance to improve recycling programs, expand organics diversion, and develop public education and outreach initiatives.  Brent provided technical assistance to the U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program for eight years and currently provides support to the Waste Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and to the Global Methane Initiative on behalf of U.S. EPA.   This webinar will be led by Brent Dieleman of SCS Engineers, on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Brent Dieleman is a Senior Project Professional with the division of Sustainable Materials Management of SCS Engineers.  Brent has nearly 15 years of experience in the fields of solid waste, recycling, and energy.   His primary expertise and experience are working with clients to solve their waste diversion challenges.  He provides technical assistance to improve recycling programs, expand organics diversion, and develop public education and outreach initiatives.  Brent provided technical assistance to the U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program for eight years and currently provides support to the Waste Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and to the Global Methane Initiative on behalf of U.S. EPA.   

Date

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 18:00

Target groups

Waste Management Policy & Legislation
Integrated Waste Management