Difficult-to-Manage Materials Survey Report

The ASTSWMO Sustainable Materials Management Task Force has produced the Difficult-to-Manage Materials Survey Report based on input received from 39 States and Territories (States). The Task Force launched the survey in June 2023 to pinpoint products and materials that are of concern or causing issues in waste and recycling programs and to identify associated trends among States. For the purposes of the survey, “difficult-to-manage” was defined as an item that has reached the end of its useful life that presents difficulties to the public, State or local government, or the waste and recycling industry because of a lack of viable end markets, inherent difficulties in handling the material, a lack of collection or recovery infrastructure, or any combination thereof. The report presents the findings of the survey in which States were asked to identify their top 5 difficult-to-manage materials and how the State is currently addressing them; challenges/problems as well as existing opportunities regarding the materials identified; and what States would find helpful in managing the materials.

2023 ASTSWMO Statement on Coal Combustion Residuals Program Implementation

In April 2023, the ASTSWMO Board of Directors approved an update to the ASTSWMO Statement on Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Program Implementation that was initially released in January 2022. The updated statement reflects State and Territorial (State) feedback provided to ASTSWMO in January 2023 regarding implementation of the CCR rule and the State CCR permit program approval process. It also recognizes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency CCR activities since the initial statement was issued.

Emerging Wastes from Renewable Energy Sources Fact Sheets

The Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) Task Force within the ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Subcommittee and the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Task Force within the ASTSWMO Materials Management Subcommittee collaborated to produce a series of three fact sheets on emerging wastes from renewable energy sources: lithium-ion batteries with a focus on electric vehicle batteries; photovoltaic modules; and wind turbine blades. The fact sheets are intended to be living documents to be periodically updated with new information.

Radiological Disaster Debris Self-Assessment Questionnaire – Phase 1

The Radiation Task Force within the ASTSWMO Materials Management Subcommittee has developed a Radiological Disaster Debris Self-Assessment Questionnaire to assist State and Territorial (State) agencies in determining the level of preparedness for late phase radiological disaster debris management. The questionnaire is intended to be used by State agencies in charge of the oversight of radiological materials and wastes. In Phase 2 of this project, the Task Force will create an answer sheet to accompany the questionnaire, and enhance the document information and format.

2022 Joint Hazardous Waste & Materials Management Training Presentations

Meeting Agenda

Presentations