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3 Steps to Developing a Tribal Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP)

An Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP) is the blueprint of a comprehensive waste management program. A successful IWMP can effectively lower total operating costs, increase efficiency, reduce the use of open dumps, and improve protection of human health and the environment. An IWMP is a practical document that provides the information and guidance needed to make critical waste management decisions. The plan also identifies alternatives for managing waste and the resources needed to implement a waste management program.

This documents explains the three steps to developing an IWMP:

  • Step 1 - Collect Background Data
  • Step 2 - Map out the Tribal IWMP Framework
  • Step 3 - Write and Implement the Tribal IWMP
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