In 2021, the Haz Waste Program completed an update to its management plan. The management plan provides
guidance for the Program’s work over the next 10 years. Our 2022 work plan implements the work outlined in the 2021 Hazardous Waste Management Plan Update. Highlights from our work plan include:
Equity Centered Results Based Accountability (RBA): Develop equity-centered RBA measures for the Haz Waste Program and each line of business. Use equity-centered RBA as the central framework for how the Haz Waste Program plans, implements, and evaluates its work.
Extended Producer Responsibility: Research and complete a feasibility study to determine viability of an initiative around extended producer responsibility for all household hazardous waste. Advance and maintain product stewardship initiatives. This includes participating in a smooth roll out of PaintCare and continuing forward movement on battery stewardship.
Community Education: Increase awareness of hazardous materials exposure reduction, lead in-home identification strategies, and promote adoption of safer cleaning practices through community-designed approaches, training, toolkits, and other outreach and education approaches.
Degreaser Pilot Project: Provide auto repair shops and other industries that use hazardous degreasers and solvents with safer alternative degreasers and complete an exposure assessment and evaluation to determine effectiveness.
Collection Services and Facilities Study: Begin scoping and resourcing a Collections Services and Facilities study using a community-centered planning approach to understand racial disparities in collections services, options for new or modified collections services, and identify capital improvement of other capacity needs.
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