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Embracing Change. 2010 Annual Report. La Crosse County Annual Meeting Agenda. 8:00 – 8:55Continental Breakfast & Registration 8:55 – 9:00Welcome 9:00 – 9:30La Crosse Disposal System Year in Review Henry A. Koch, P.E., La Crosse County Solid Waste Director

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Embracing change

Embracing Change

2010 Annual Report


La crosse county annual meeting agenda

La Crosse County Annual Meeting Agenda

8:00 – 8:55Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:55 – 9:00Welcome

9:00 – 9:30La Crosse Disposal System Year in Review

Henry A. Koch, P.E., La Crosse County Solid Waste Director

9:30-10:00Christine M. Ball, Xcel Energy, Regulatory Compliance Analyst

10:00-10:15Break

10:15-11:00The Future of Recycling, Martin Seaman,

RRS, Inc.; John Katers, SEH/UW-Green Bay

11:00-12:00Roundtable Discussion


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Mission

Statement

La Crosse Disposal System

A publicly managed, integrated

Solid waste disposal system

Provided through public/private partnerships,

And committed to a responsible

And sustainable approach

To solid waste management.


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How?

  • Regional cooperation

  • Long-term view of decisions

  • Achieve sustainability

  • Continuous improvement

  • Communication


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2010

Accomplishments


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2010 Disposal System Accomplishments


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2010 Disposal System Accomplishments

  • Served 6,398 households and 524 businesses.

  • Disposed of over 550,000 pounds of waste.

  • Collecting controlled substances during special collections 4 times per year.

  • Wisconsin banned landfilling e-waste 9/1/11. E-waste collection increased 40% after ban.

Household Hazardous Materials Program


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2010 Disposal System Accomplishments

Waste to Energy (WTE)

  • Aluminum Recovery

  • Xcel tonnage exceeded 73,000 tons

  • Monthly meetings/collaborative relationship


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2010 Disposal System Accomplishments

Solid Waste Department Staffing


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2010 Disposal System Accomplishments

Construction Activities

  • Phase 1 of new processing pad completed

  • 20 acres of land were restored

  • Fencing and roads upgraded


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2010 Disposal System Accomplishments

Regional Collaboration

  • Policy Board Meetings

  • 2009 Annual Meeting


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2010 Disposal System Accomplishments

Landfill Master Land Use Plan


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2010 Disposal System Accomplishments

Landfill Gas to Energy

  • Contract signed with Gundersen Lutheran – fall 2010

  • Construction contract to be awarded in May

  • County operational by end of August

  • Project operational by end of November


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Environmental Stewardship – The La Crosse Disposal System operated four programs in 2010 material to beneficial reuse programs.


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What is our Biggest Challenge for 2011 and Beyond?


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