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Community Progress Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet should be submitted with State Form #53116 (R2 / 9-13) to the CLEAN program manager annually.

City of Washington CLEAN Term: 8/21/13 - 8/21/16
  • CLEAN Term renewal due date: 10/21/16
    • Reporting Year 1: 8/21/13 - 12/31/13
    • Reporting Year 2: 1/1/14 - 12/31/14
    • Reporting Year 3: 1/1/15 - 12/31/15
    • Reporting Year 4: 1/1/16 - 8/21/16

Goal 4

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Objective

Increase HHW collection, including fluorescent, ink cartridges, batteries, etc., community-wide and on city properties

Target

Increase HHW collected by 2%

Unit and Method of Measurement

Pounds of HHW collected

12 Month Baseline (Time Period: 2012)
Reporting Year 1 (12 Months)
Reporting Year 2 (12 Months)
Reporting Year 3
(12 Months)
Reporting Year 4
(8 Months)
Change from Prev. Yr. 
Total Progress over Membership Term
Aerosols: 208 lbs. 432 528
Flammable Liquids: 3,083 lbs.  4,696 2509
Pesticides: 429 lbs.  1,087 673
Mercury (light bulbs): 0 1,424 0
Electronics: 88,112 lbs. 74,153 79,031
Rechargeable Batteries:  0 0
Sharps: 0 365.9
Used Oil: 969 gal. 1449 gal.
Pharmaceuticals: 134 lbs 429 515.4
Notes for Goal 4
  • How was baseline established? Data taken from annual report submitted to Mayor
  • Progress made and challenges overcome for reporting year 1 (Please include cost savings and efforts to inform the public of your progress.)The only cost savings in HHW is ewaste which is shipped for free as long as we ship 20,000 at a time. Also, pesticide disposal cost is lower because we participate in the State Chemist Clean Sweep each year. The more HHW collected the greater the financial cost but major benefit to the environment. We use a local radio program called Take 5 for Your Community to inform the public about HHW. Battery recycling information not available currently. Note Reporting year one data for all of 2013. There is no other way to report this data.
  • Progress made and challenges overcome for reporting year 2 (Please include cost savings and efforts to inform the public of your progress.) Items shipped when enough collected to keep cost down. Most companies have fees for stopping and small quantity shipments. Ink cartridges donated to Washington Catholic Schools for fund raising, have not tracked pounds donated. Gave out information at Earth Day event on Apr. 26th and held ewaste collection. Spoke to UMW club about HHW recycling.
  • Progress made and challenges overcome for reporting year 3 (Please include cost savings and efforts to inform the public of your progress.)
  • Progress made and challenges overcome for reporting year 4 (Please include cost savings and efforts to inform the public of your progress.) 
  • How was the "total progress over membership term" listed above determined?
  • For more information on the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's CLEAN Community Challenge, please visit http://www.in.gov/idem/prevention/2361.htm  or contact the CLEAN Program Manager at (800) 988-7901 or CLEAN@idem.in.gov

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