In 1990, the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act became law, which requires local governments to complete a local solid waste management plan and update it every 10 years. In 1991, Gwinnett County and many of the municipalities within developed a state approved solid waste management plan.
The plan was amended in 1993, 1994, and again in 2007 to include the cities of Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Snellville, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee.
The 2007 amendment serves as the plan update as required by state law, covering a planning period from 2005 – 2020 and includes the physical area and political jurisdictions of Gwinnett County and the participating plan update cities. State law and regulations requires that each county address provisions and examine five planning elements. Those elements are:
- Waste reduction
- Waste collection
- Waste disposal
- Land limitation
- Education and public involvement
Click here to view a copy of Gwinnett’s Solid Waste Management Plan.