College of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringResearchASWSObjectives and Outcomes

Objectives and Outcomes

1. Explore possible improvements and alternatives to landfilling solid waste through recycling and beneficial use
2. Explore possible improvements to the permitting process in our state, both in regulatory bodies and in legislative action

Potential outcomes:
1. Move away from a waste driven process to a materials management process, through expanded programs in recycling and waste to energy across other regions of the state
2. Provide recommendations to the legislature for further action:

  • Programmatic changes on how ADEM can implement regulations and requirements
  • Regulatory process to be changed
  • Statutory changes by the legislature to better define the roles of ADEM and others