[Adopted 1982. Last reviewed 2022. Last amended 2022]
LWV-BMC supports disposal of municipal solid waste that minimizes dependence on landfills. To ensure protection of the environment, we specifically support
- Source separation, reduction, reuse and recycling
- Best practices for collection and sorting of solid waste and recyclables; siting; and design of transfer stations, sorting facilities, and recycling facilities
- Incineration only if it protects against air and water pollution; fly and bottom ash must be tested, handled properly, and disposed of safely
- Pollution controls for all aspects of solid waste management
LWV-BMC recommends that the title to waste and recyclables placed at curbside be assigned to the govern-mental unit charged with solid waste management.
LWV-BMC supports cooperation among all entities responsible for dealing with solid waste management, such as local government, the Solid Waste District, Indiana University, the Utilities Service Board, and neigh-boring jurisdictions.
LWV-BMC supports the safe and effective disposal of hazardous materials, including PCBs. We favor the use of the best available technology in order to destroy or contain the hazardous materials and at the same time protect human health and the environment. Proper protection of air and water, and the proper disposal of residues, must be assured.