The document linked below is the final version of the Plan. The Plan contains public comment recommendations and feedback.
This website will be used to continue to update stakeholders and citizens on the Plan process once it has been adopted. Major updates to the website will occur after the Plan has been adopted.
Public participation activities for this planning process began in March with a series of four special focus meetings and continued in May with four public input meetings and one Web-based conference. Together, more than 200 stakeholders attended meetings across the state, representing schools, business and industry, local solid waste management departments, development districts, city and county governments, and environmental advocacy groups. Through this process, submitted written comments and stakeholder surveys, valuable feedback was provided regarding preferred strategies for managing Tennessee’s waste that was given careful consideration in developing the draft plan. The presentation from the March meetings can be viewed here and a summary of the input received is available here. The presentation from May’s public input meetings can be viewed here and the webinar can be viewed here. Summary of the Spring public input meetings can be found here.
Three public hearings were held October 27-29, 2014, in Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville, with video conference participation available statewide on October 28. Each event included a 45-minute overview followed by the opportunity for comment from the public regarding the draft plan. The presentation can be viewed online here.