Supervisor Antonovich’s motion directing County departments to develop a sustainable waste management plan that incorporating recycling and technologies to accelerate waste-to-fuel efforts was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors.
“While the County has consistently exceeded the current state mandate to divert 50 percent of waste, this proposal will help further reduce waste and develop innovative strategies to meet the long-term needs of our residential and business communities,” said Supervisor Antonovich. “As our landfill capacity diminishes, we will employ cutting-edge conversion technologies including anaerobic digestion and waste to-fuel technologies to meet future demands and create a more sustainable future.
Development of sustainable waste management practices will be spearheaded by the Los Angeles County Public Works Department in collaboration with the waste management industry, industrial and commercial sectors, and other County agencies. The Department of Public Works will report back to the Board of Supervisors in October, 2014.