This webinar will present various ways municipal solid waste (MSW) is tracked and quantified in the U.S. An overview of MSW data availability and the entities that track and maintain these data will be shared. Then, a detailed examination of the most commonly used methods to quantify the amount and composition of MSW will be presented. The webinar will focus on developing an understanding of the base data and methodology of MSW management and composition studies. Results from the various studies will also be shared.
Upon completion of this webinar, the attendee will be able to:
- Describe the importance of tracking MSW generation, management and composition
- Discuss MSW management data availability and tracking
- Compare and contrast the methodologies of common MSW generation, management and characterization studies
- Understand and apply tonnage and composition results from MSW studies