Data & Policy Program

EREF’s Data & Policy Program (D&P) was developed as part of the Foundation’s effort to expand its mission to advance knowledge and education for sustainable solid waste management.  The D&P exists for the sole purpose to aggregate industry-related data and policy information, providing valuable unbiased analyses to benefit the solid waste industry and the communities it serves. D&P projects also serve as a resource for solid waste-related data for researchers and decision-makers within other areas such as sustainability and environmental policy. EREF’s D&P has substantial experience in aggregating hard to obtain data or data from multiple/disparate sources.

D&P projects are scoped to:

  • Aggregate useful industry data
  • Summarize and analyze policies
  • Evaluate waste management trends

The D&P provides valuable research experience to undergraduate and graduate student interns who assist with data gathering and analysis, an extension of EREF’s mission to educate the next generation of solid waste researchers and technical personnel. Fees charged for D&P reports are used to provide internships to college students who assist in data gathering and analysis efforts for the Data & Policy Program.

Please direct any questions regarding EREF’s Data & Policy Program to IRP @

Interested in D&P Reports or Projects? To purchase or download completed reports, or to view in progress projects, click here.