Tribal Solid Waste Management Plans
A Tribal Solid Waste Management Plan, also known as an Integrated Waste Management Plan, outlines how a tribe will reduce, manage, and dispose of waste. EPA, Indian Health Service, and other organizations provide training and technical assistance to tribes developing plans. Before you begin, consider attending a training session and using a planning template and other resources to make the planning process easier.
EPA recommends the following 5 elements for a plan:
EPA does not approve tribal solid waste management plans. Responsibility for developing and implementing plans lies with each tribe.
- Description of the community service area.
- Description of the tribe’s solid waste program structure administration.
- Description of the tribe’s current and proposed waste management practices.
- Description of the funding and sustainability and the long-term goals of the tribe’s solid waste program.
- Demonstration of approval by the Tribal Council.
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Tribal Solid Waste Management Trainings and Templates
Example Tribal Solid Waste Management Plans:
The following is an incomplete, alphabetical list of organizations that provide solid waste training and/or templates for tribes. EPA does not endorse specific trainings or templates. If you would like your organization listed here, please contact a member of the Tribal Solid and Hazardous Waste Team.