Tennessee Solid Waste

Tennessee Solid Waste
The content of Tennessee solid waste is basically the same as the rest of the
Country—except for the broken dreams of some Nashville song writers. The difference
between national solid waste [see link of EPA pie chart] and Tennessee solid waste is how
hard TDEC (Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation) works to support
landfills. From false 25% recycling goals for local governments to Class III Construction
Waste Landfills which credit landfilled construction waste as recycled to grossly casual
regulation of leaking landfills, TDEC has focused on landfills as the solution A KEY
indicator—TDEC personnel regularly claim near 50% diversion (20% construction waste,
unspecified hazardous waste, and composting.)
Link to US EPA pie chart
Link to BURNT “Recycling”
Link to BURNT “Landfills”
Link to “Solid Waste Numbers”
Link to past reform and “pending regulations”