For years people have been asked to ‘pitch in’ correctly, but what do we do when the containers themselves are part of the issue? What is considered proper containing of waste and why are there so many problems with containerization? We began to touch on this issue at the 2011 Potomac Watershed Trash Summit when we discussed several different types of waste (residential and public space), how regional jurisdictions combat the issue, how communication could help, what new technologies might be needed, and potential pathways for a solution.
Please review the notes and presentations from this roundtable.
2011 Trash Summit Notes and Presentations
- Celeste Amato, Media and Communications, Baltimore City Public Works – Cleaner Greener Baltimore
- Mandy Lippman, Environmental Cost Efficiencies – Public Space Waste Containerization: Are We Getting Trash & Recyclables into the right containers and off the street?
- Jeff Smithberger, Fairfax County Office of Recycling and Solid Waste – Containerization of Waste
- Roundtable Notes