R. W. Beck to study recycling infrastructure in California
R. W. Beck has been selected by the California Integrated
Waste Management Board (CIWMB) to document the State’s
solid waste management and recycling infrastructure.
The initiative aims to deliver this information, and
a model for projecting future needs through a new, interactive
web-based information system, to be added to CIWMB’s
“This is the first data gathering, management and modeling
project of its size,” says Ed Boisson, project manager
at R. W. Beck.
Boisson believes the tool can help CIWMB and local governments
evaluate current and future needs for recycling processing
facilities, composting sites and other waste reduction
infrastructure. Private sector firms could utilize the
tool to investigate market opportunities.
The infrastructure inventory and information framework
will also facilitate consideration of regional initiatives
by mapping existing solid waste and recycling facilities
and projecting regional waste generation and infrastructure
As it gathers and manages data, R. W. Beck will abide
by the confidentiality requirements of facility owners
and operators. The Firm will work with CIWMB on this
two-year, $900,000 project to research and collect data,
and develop the final information framework, as well
as a protocol for periodic updates.