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Resources Related to Solid Waste and Recycling

Anaerobic Digesters: Manure and Food Waste to Power!

Anaerobic Digester

Presented by: Daryl Williams, Tulalip Tribes Tansey Smith, Forest County Potawatomi Learn about Tulalip Tribe's innovative and successful Qualco Dairy Anaerobic Digester and Forest County [...]

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CalRecycle Anaerobic Digestion Materials

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the biological decomposition of organic matter with little or no oxygen. The anaerobic digestion process occurs naturally in marshes and wetlands. There are a variety of [...]

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Sustainable Food Management Webinar Series

Sustainable Food Management Webinar Series

EPA's Sustainable Food Management webinar series is designed to help increase our understanding of food waste issues, and to support grocers, venues, and universities in EPA's Food Recovery [...]

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Food Waste Assessment Tools

Food Waste Assessment Tools

The first step in reducing waste is to measure and track the amount, type of, and the source of the food and packaging waste. A food and packaging waste audit serves as the foundation for reduction [...]

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Food Recovery Challenge

Food Recovery Challenge

How much of your food and money are you literally throwing away? The Food Recovery Challenge asks participants to reduce as much of their food waste as possible – saving money, helping communities, [...]

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Organics Composting Webinar Recording

Learn about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Composting Program, as well as EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. “Each day at lunch, children in the Prior Lake Savage School district put [...]

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Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion – A Toolkit for Getting Permission to Digest

Northern California’s Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) is a pioneer in the field of food waste anaerobic digestion. In an effort to assist other waste agencies,  EPA provided a grant to [...]

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Tribal Hazardous Substances Website

Tribal Hazardous Substances Website

Hazardous substances are present in each of our communities. People can be exposed to hazardous substances through many different avenues: in their homes, drinking from a contaminated water source, [...]

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Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program

Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program

The Tribal Solid Waste Education and Assistance Program is focused on providing training and assistance in the field of solid waste for tribal nations and communities. In 2013, ITEP entered into a [...]

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Tribal Solid Waste Advisory Network

Tribal Solid Waste Advisory Network

Founded in 1997, TSWAN is a non-profit alliance of Native American Tribes from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska striving to make effective and environmentally responsible solid waste [...]

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Waste Management in Indian Country

EPA's Tribal Solid Waste Management Program encourages municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management practices in Indian Country that protect human health and the environment. The web site [...]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Solid Waste and Food Recovery

Tribal Green Casinos: Food Waste

Food Waste Presented by Andrew Shakman of LeanPath, Inc. Food waste is a global problem of breathtaking scope: 1/3 of all food globally is wasted 1.3 Billion tons of food aren't [...]

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Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program

Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program

In late 2008 ITEP was awarded funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), which has allowed ITEP to expand assistance activities for [...]

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Solid Waste Training and Technical Assistance for Rural Alaska Villages

Zender Environmental

Through the 2014 federal fiscal year (Sept 2014, and possibly beyond this date), Zender Environmental is able to offer free solid waste related technical assistance to all rural Alaska Villages, [...]

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Solid Waste Guides and Factsheets for Rural Alaska Villages

Zender Environmental Health and Research Group develops and compiles documents and resources predominantly on the topic of solid waste and mostly for the Alaska Native Village audience. These [...]

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Pueblo of Taos Environmental Management System Project

How the process of creating an EMS saved the Pueblo of Taos energy. This powerpoint presentation guides users through the Plan, Do, Check, Act process for Environmental Management Systems in order to [...]

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Tribal Green and Healthy Schools Initiative: Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction

Tribal Green and Healthy Schools Initiative: Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction

This is the Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction session of the 2011 Green and Healthy Tribal Schools Inititiave. Speakers were: Tim Tolman - McKinstry, Myla Kelly - Peaks [...]

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Waste to Energy – Biomethane and Salmon

Article: A new biogas plant on Tulalip tribal property is creating more than energy; it’s also generating revenue for future salmon restoration projects. The plant is utilizing biomethane to reduce [...]

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Solid Waste Management on Tribal Lands

Solid Waste Management on Tribal Lands

The Winter 2010 Green Casinos workshop took place at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona. The presentations from this workshop are posted on the EPA Region 9 [...]

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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Solid Waste Program

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Tribal Workgroup Conference Call Tuesday June 16, 2009 at 2 pm EDT, 1 pm CDT, Noon MDT, 11am PDT Guest Speaker: Laura Weber, St. Regis Mohawk [...]

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National EPA-Tribal Science Council

The National EPA-Tribal Science Council (TSC) was created in partnership with Tribal representatives to help integrate agency and tribal interests, specifically with respect to environmental science [...]

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Guide to Hazardous Waste Management at Tribal Health Care Clinics

Health care facilities generate a wide variety of wastes some of which are regulated as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Once identified as a hazardous waste, [...]

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U.S. EPA OPPT Tribal Newsletter

EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics publishes a newsletter approximately twice per year including articles featuring tribal initiatives and issues. The publication "...seeks to provide an [...]

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Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistant Project

The Tribal Solid Waste Management Assistant Project helps tribes close or clean up high-threat open dumps, develop alternative disposal options, and establish integrated solid waste management and [...]

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American Indian Environmental Office – Tribal Portal

The American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed a "Tribal Portal" to help American Indian communities and supporters locate tribal related [...]

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The Nature of Indian Country and Barriers to Pollution Prevention

This presentation was given to a session of the 2006 Environmental Summit. The presentation describes the author's experiences visiting facilities located on tribal lands throughout Region 10, to 1) [...]

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Tribal Composting Nourishes Land and Tradition

This issue of U.S. EPA's Tribal Waste Journal focuses on a variety of innovative composting approaches, including: backyard, fish and wood waste, food waste and biosolids, vermicomposting in schools, [...]

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Pollution Prevention at the Mohegan Tribe and Mohegan Sun Resort

Pollution Prevention at the Mohegan Tribe

The Mohegan Tribe is a leader in pollution prevention and green purchasing efforts. Among their many environmental contributions they have implemented fuel cell technology, photovoltaics, heat pumps, [...]

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High Performance School Design On-Line Training

Helps architects and engineers design more sustainable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient K-12 school buildings. The 25-course curriculum includes an online curriculum with CHPS and LEED design [...]

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P2Rx Public Lands Topic Hub

Introduces the role pollution prevention (P2) can play in achieving public land management missions. Provides information about various public land agencies and demographics and an overview of tools [...]

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P2Rx Household Hazardous Waste Topic Hub

Describes what household hazardous waste is and the scope of the issue in the US for agencies wishing to conduct collection events. Gives information about disposal and treatment options as well as [...]

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P2Rx Pollution Prevention (P2) Topic Hub

Describes and defines pollution prevention (P2), the preferred strategy for handling waste, and explains the "waste management hierarchy" (reduce, reuse recycle). Contains a description of typical [...]

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Tribal Decision-Maker’s Guide to Solid Waste Management

Provides a variety of options and technical assistance solutions to help tribes and Alaskan Native villages protect their environment and the health of their members. Includes recommendations for [...]

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P2Rx Electronic Waste Topic Hub

Describes electronic wastes (TVs, video and computer monitors, printed wiring boards, relays, switches, etc.) and the environemntal hazards involved in improper disposal in landfills and associated [...]

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P2Rx Food Service Topic Hub

This hub describes wastes generated from food service operations, the environmental regulations that apply and options for preventing pollution and waste. Also, provides a brief history of the [...]

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P2Rx Metal Fabrication & Machining Topic Hub

Gives an overview of the industry and the types of products it manufactures with information about the key processes and raw materials used; waste streams, environmental compliance, worker health and [...]

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P2Rx Metal Finishing Topic Hub

Overview of the metal finishing industry including small shops and metal finishing operations that are part of a larger manufacturing process. Gives information about the key processes and raw [...]

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P2Rx Publicly Owned Treatment Works Topic Hub

Information about several key processes used in POTWs and pre-treatment programs, waste streams, environmental compliance, worker health and safety, and economic impact of inefficient operations and [...]

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P2Rx Textile Manufacturing Topic Hub

Provides a description and history of textiles industry in the US along with an overview of key processes, the waste streams produced, opportunities for more efficient manufacturing, and economic and [...]

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Connected to the Earth – Risk Assessment Tool

A do-it-yourself risk assessment tool for homeowners to evaluate environmental and health risks in and around their homes. From keeping drinking water safe to avoiding household hazards like [...]

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P2Rx Printing – Flexography Topic Hub

Describes the working process of flexographic printing with input/output process diagrams and outlines regulatory and compliance issues found in each step of the process. Includes activities and [...]

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Waste Reduction Tips for Hotels and Casinos in Indian Country

Tribally owned hotels, motels, resorts, casinos, and bingo halls have numerous opportunities to prevent waste when purchasing supplies and food, serving customers, or cleaning guest rooms. These [...]

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Mining Waste Management in Indian Country

Descriptions of U. S. EPA publications designed to assist tribal leaders, environmental personnel and the general public with mining and mineral processing issues. It includes publications relating [...]

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Collaborators with Expertise in Solid Waste and Recycling

Funding Related to Solid Waste and Recycling

Healthy Environments Grants from Kresge

The places where we live shape our health. Unfortunately, many people live in neighborhoods that have limited access to affordable fresh food, safe places for recreation, high-quality education and [...]

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News Related to Solid Waste and Recycling

Sep
25

Army Corps Permitting for landfill near Pala Indian Reservation

The new owners of a company seeking to build a landfill near the Pala Indian Reservation in North County near San Diego have reapplied for one of several needed permits. The Pala Tribe has led the fight against the dump for decades; they say that there are several sacred sites on Gregory […]

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Oct
20

Nevada and Southern California Tribes Net $10.4 Million in Grants From EPA

Tribes in Calfornia and Nevada have been awarded a combined $10.4 million for environmental improvements to their lands from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Southern California tribes will receive $5.8 million for environmental programs, water infrastructure development, community education and capacity building, while Nevada tribes have been awarded $4.8 […]

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Oct
9

County Clean Water Wins Environmental Justice Grant

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Conejos County Clean Water, Inc. (CCCW) of Antonito a $120,000 Environmental Justice grant to address illegal dumping in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. Over a two year period, the project will identify illegal dumps, barriers to solid waste disposal, and […]

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Jun
4

Oklahoma tribe signs agreements for waste site cleanup

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has signed an agreement with the state to clean up contaminated waste leftover from decades of mining.

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Jan
25

Chicora Indian Tribe volunteers take part in clean up event

Members of the Chicora Indian Tribe did their part in protecting the environment by picking up trash and debris at the Socastee Park and Boat Landing. “We’re thinking about future generations, not just the next two or three, not only the next seven generations but the generations to follow,” said Chicora […]

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Jan
13

Ute Tribe makes effort to control trash fires

Ute leaders are trying to change the behavior of burning all garbage, and are embarking on a education campaign about the health hazards to the air, water and soil. At a public hearing last week in Towaoc, the tribe’s environmental specialists discussed the persistent problem of burning at an abandoned landfill […]

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Jul
11

Potawatomi Break Ground on Biogas Plant- Converting Food Waste to Electricity

By next July the Forest County Potawatomi Community-owned FCPC Renewable Generation, LLC is anticipated to complete its food waste-to-energy facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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