In an effort to reduce the volume 和 toxicity of trash disposed of in 麻萨诸塞州 和 ensure consistent volumes of materials for 回收 markets, the 马萨诸塞州环境保护部门 (MassDEP) has implemented waste bans on certain hazardous, 可回收的, 和可降解的材料. 对处置的限制(或禁令)始于1990年, 和 material types have been added over time to eliminate the most prevalent materials in the waste stream for which there are viable alternatives to disposal.
11月1日起, 2022, the MassDEP is adding textiles 和 mattresses to the below list of materials that are 禁止处理, 和 lowering the threshold for the existing commercial organics disposal ban so that it applies to businesses 和 institutions generating one-half ton or more food waste per week. (因为10月1日, 2014 this disposal ban has applied to businesses 和 institutions generating one ton or more food waste per week).
- 可回收的 纸 和 纸板
- 玻璃/铝/金属/塑料 容器
- 商业 有机物
- 床垫 (有效11/01/2022)
- 纺织品 (有效11/01/2022)
- 阴极射线管 (电视及电脑显示器)
- Asphalt Pavement, Brick, Concrete, Wood, Metal 和 Clean Gypsum Wallboard – often referred to as 建筑/拆除材料 (C&D)
这些禁令适用于市政当局, 处理的商业及工业废物, 简约的处理, 或通过马萨诸塞州的设施移交处理. The haulers 和 generators of these materials are responsible for ensuring that the banned materials do not end up in the waste loads. If banned materials end up in a load of trash, “failed loads” may occur at a disposal site.
A waste ban on commercial organic materials went into effect on October 1, 2014 和 applies to all businesses 和 institutions disposing of one ton or more of food waste per week. 11月1日起, 2022 the MassDEP is lowering the threshold for the commercial organics ban so that it applies to businesses 和 institutions generating one-half ton or more food waste per week. 了解更多 about the commercial organics disposal ban 和 the assistance available through 8455新葡萄娱乐 to start a food waste diversion program.
For 指导 on how to estimate food waste disposal amounts at a facility, 看到 our 食物浪费估算指南.
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All 麻萨诸塞州 waste disposal facilities must file a Waste Ban Compliance Plan with MassDEP. This plan outlines how the facility will monitor 和 inspect waste it receives 和 how they will h和le any banned materials received. These facilities are required to issue a failed load notification to the hauler 和 generator, 如果已知, 和 may charge a h和ling fee to remove 和 recycle the banned material.
MassDEP also has inspectors that perform unannounced waste ban inspections at disposal facilities to review records 和 monitor incoming waste loads. If MassDEP inspectors find waste ban violations at a facility, they will take enforcement action against both haulers 和 generators of those materials.
After a load fails, it is important to determine why it happened. 这可能是个错误, 现有回收系统的系统性故障, or a complete lack of a 回收 system in place to deal with these banned items.
The generator 和 hauler can work together to resolve the issue by adjusting or adding 回收 services 和 providing trainings to employees to maximize participation. Clear signage using pictures or images can bridge language barriers for proper materials h和ling around the facility 和 at the dumpsters. It is also important to make sure that the dumpster is secure from unauthorized access. 考虑把它锁起来或用栅栏围起来.
You should request that your hauler provide ongoing feedback including notification of any failed loads 和 additional opportunities to divert banned materials from disposal. 如果你现在的搬运工不能帮你, you can find additional 回收 service providers through 8455新葡萄娱乐 searchable database.
- For more information about 麻萨诸塞州 waste bans 和 regulations, 看到 MassDEP’s 网站.
- 关于承包垃圾的最佳管理实践, 回收, 还有食物垃圾运输服务, 看到 8455新葡萄娱乐.
- For more information on 回收 specific materials, go to our 材料的指导 page.
- For answers to frequently asked questions about the commercial organics waste ban, 看到 MassDEP’s 指导.
- For more regulatory information on the waste bans 和 how to comply with them, 请联系约翰·费舍尔(麻省理工学院) 约翰.email@example.com.
- For information on diverting banned materials 和 assistance in complying with the waste bans, please contact the 8455新葡萄娱乐 Hotline at (888) 254-5525 or info@回收worksma.com.