Waste Characterization Study in Fort Worth

In mid-March 2014, a GBB Project Team conducted a waste characterization study of 400 garbage and 400 recycle carts for the City of Fort Worth, TX. The study and projections will be used by the City in the evaluation of its Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) collection system and other waste and recycling programs to accurately quantify and characterize the composition of the waste and recyclables streams generated by City residents. The waste was sampled from collection carts randomly selected by the City in a “snapshot” waste sorting approach.

Interview with Elizabeth Rice, GBB Consultant II: