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Beneficial Use of Waste Materials

A variety of companies and individuals periodically approach state waste programs with plans to turn a previously discarded material into a commodity and ask for a determination that the proposed use is acceptable. These approvals are commonly called Beneficial Use Determinations (BUDs). The NEWMOA states support the reuse of non-hazardous waste materials as a way to reduce the amount of material sent to disposal facilities and increase sustainability. At the same time, states are also concerned about the potential environmental impacts of these alternative uses. In response, many states have established programs to accept and review proposed projects.

From 2000-2010, NEWMOA supported a BUD Workgroup for states to share information about their programs and the waste and use proposals they receive and approve.

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Jennifer Griffith