Waste Characterization Studies

Through waste characterization studies, GBB provides clients with information regarding the quantity and composition of waste streams; the potential for extracting recyclables; the quantities of processable vs. non-processable wastes; chemical analysis and heating values; portions of the waste stream that require special management; and current and future waste-generation rates. These studies are the basis for designing and implementing sound integrated programs, and are also used to monitor program effectiveness.

Selected Project Descriptions:

Waste Characterization Studies
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Pennsylvania

Waste Composition Study
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Waste Sort as Part of Development of Long-Term Waste Management Plan
Lee County, Florida

Solid Waste Management Plan and Waste Characterization Study
Chester County, Pennsylvania

Logan Airport Waste Audit and Assessment
Massachusetts Port Authority, Massachusetts

Litter Surveys
States of California / New Jersey / North Carolina / Mississippi

Related GBB Articles:

Recycling Isn’t Broken, But It Does Need to Change
Brad Kelley, BSME, GBB Senior Project Engineer
Waste Today – October 2022

Characterizing Organics
Chris Lund, P.E., GBB Senior Vice President; and Brad Kelley, BSME, GBB Senior Project Engineer
Waste Today – September 2021

Airports: The Next Waste Diversion Frontier
Chris Lund, P.E., GBB Senior Vice President
Waste Today – October 2018

Are You Considering a Waste Composition Study? … Why and for What?
Bob Brickner, GBB Founder Associate
MSW Management – May 2016

Does Size Matter? What Your Material Composition May Not Be Telling You
Brad Kelley, BSME, GBB Senior Project Engineer
Waste Advantage – November 2014