Joint Materials Management & Hazardous Waste Session: Emerging Wastes from Renewable Energy Sources
This session will highlight three emerging wastes from renewable energy sources: wind turbine
blades, solar panels, and electric vehicle (EV) batteries. After brief remarks by speakers to introduce each waste stream and frame issues, the session will turn to an interactive discussion among speakers and attendees. There will be time for attendees to bring up other wastes of interest to them. The session is intended to gather issues and information, including how States and Territories (States) manage the wastes, to help inform a joint fact sheet by the ASTSWMO Materials Management and Hazardous Waste Subcommittees. Attendees are asked to bring their ideas and experiences to engage in the discussions.
• Wind turbine blades: Jody Weikart, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
• Solar panels – management as a universal waste: Chosu Khin, California Department of Toxic
• EV batteries: Tim Coburn, Colorado State University