Mapping Tool for Managing Debris Expands Nationwide
EPA recently launched the nationwide expansion of an interactive dataset that maps recyclers and landfills for the planning, response, and recovery of debris. The disaster debris recovery tool can assist federal, state, local and tribal emergency personnel to quickly identify recycling, composting, and disposal facilities near affected areas that may be able to accept disaster debris.
The recovery tool can also assist with debris management planning by identifying potential facilities before a disaster occurs, which can help communities recover faster. Better management of debris may reduce injuries, minimize or prevent the environmental impacts of mismanaged wastes and ultimately support compliance with environmental regulations. To learn more about this tool, visit the debris recovery tool website.
EPA held a webinar about this tool; access the slides from and a recording of that webinar on our Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy web page.