(at municipal and at operational level)

Waste management plans are the indispensable basis for the planning, decision and erection processes within municipal and operational waste management. Waste management plans describe the current situation regarding waste type, waste amount and the origin of waste (waste analyses and waste balances). In addition the future waste arising is to be forecasted (waste prognosis). Based on the targets for waste avoidance and waste recovery on the one hand and the present waste amounts on the other hand, measures for waste reduction, waste recovery and waste treatment will be developed. Here, it is of specific importance that the waste disposal operations work in an environmental sound manner.

The implementation of waste management plans consists of three steps. As a first step the present waste management status will be recorded and described, i.e. type, amount, composition and origin of wastes, disposal facilities and logistics as well as economic and settlement structure. In a second step the development of future waste amounts will be forecasted (prognosis). The third step consists of the conceptual part in which the target state will be designed. Different variants to reach the target state will be developed and discussed. Finally the decision for the optimum variant will be made.

Selected references
1.   waste management plan for Saxony
2.   waste management plan for the city of Schwerin
3.   waste management plan for a residential estate in Berlin