Waste Management Trend Region 8
The following graph shows the 10-year trend in quantities of TRI chemicals managed as production-related waste managedThe sum of all non-accidental chemical waste generated at a facility. It is the sum of on-site environmental releases (minus quantities from non-routine, one-time events), on-site waste management (recycling, treatment, and combustion for energy recovery), and off-site transfers for disposal, treatment, recycling or energy recovery. by facilities located in Region 8.
Note: For comparability, trend graphs include only those chemicals that were reportable to TRI for all years presented.
From 2011 to 2020:
- Total production-related waste managed increased by 48.4 million pounds (6%). Quantities of waste combusted for energy recovery, treated, and disposed of or otherwise released increased, while quantities recycled decreased. Nationally, quantities of waste managed increased by 22%, driven by increased recycling.
- Facilities in Region 8 managed 917 million pounds of production-related waste, 37% of which was disposed of or otherwise released, compared to 11% nationally. Primary metal manufacturers and metal mines drive the quantity of waste released in Region 8.
- Since 2019, quantities of waste managed in the region decreased by 3%.
In 2020, 5% of facilities in Region 8 (33 facilities) reported implementing new source reduction activities. For example, to reduce xylene waste, a structural metal products manufacturer assigned dedicated day and night shift paint technicians to operate pumps effectively and prevent leaks. [Click to view facility details in the TRI P2 Search Tool].
This page was published in March 2022 and uses the 2020 TRI National Analysis dataset made public in TRI Explorer in October 2021.