Waste and Recycling
Clean Air Council’s Waste Program works to minimize waste through reduction, reuse, and recycling. The Council also works to keep toxic materials out of the municipal waste stream. Waste is an air pollution concern because trash is often incinerated, which releases emissions, including air toxics, into the air. Even when trash is buried in landfills, emissions and greenhouse gases are released into the air. The Council’s program works with individuals, as well as private and public entities, to promote effective waste and toxics reduction policies and programs. These policies and programs are critical to improving air and water quality and conserving energy and natural resources across the region.
- Promote waste minimization through reducing, reusing and recycling.
- Promote policies to keep toxic materials out of the municipal waste stream.