Solid Waste Management Alternatives for Delaware
A Report to The Honorable Ruth Ann Minner Governor of Delaware
The Solid Waste Management Technical Working Group was established on October 24th, 2005 by the Secretary of DNREC, John Hughes, pursuant to a directive from Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner.
Governor Minner set forth the task of the working group as follows:
- The working group will perform a feasibility review of available municipal solid waste management alternatives and recommend a municipal solid waste management program or programs capable of being implemented that would best serve Delaware’s long-term and short-term municipal solid waste management needs.
- This working group should be comprised of individuals with technical backgrounds, financial backgrounds and/or experience with municipal solid waste management systems and technologies.
Complete text of letter establishing the Working Group
The Working Group is to prepare a report which includes:
- Identification of public policy issues and impending problems resulting from a continuation of present solid waste policies;
- A summary of the municipal solid waste management systems and technologies reviewed, compared to Delaware’s current municipal solid waste management systems and technologies, and with respect to the implementation of each management system and technology reviewed an assessment of:
- Environmental impacts and benefits;
- Capital and operational costs;
- Reliability and experience with the technologies and management systems;
- The economic feasibility of implementing the technologies and management systems; and
- Recommendations, including legislative action necessary to implement the recommendations.