Webinar: Best Practices for Waste Characterisation Studies


A waste characterisation study is an important tool for helping local governments and private companies make decisions on the best solid waste management programs, policies, and technologies to reduce short-lived climate pollutants. Knowing what materials comprise your waste stream will help you establish the right mix of waste diversion and energy programs to make your community more sustainable. 

This webinar will provide information on how to conduct a waste characterisation study, what data you can expect to obtain from a study, and how it can be used to make solid waste program and policy decisions. Topics of discussion during the webinar include:

  • Types of studies
  • Why do a study
  • Study design
  • Waste sampling
  • Waste sorting
  • Health and safety
  • Data analysis
  • Data usage

Organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Municipal Solid Waste Initiative.


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