Con Edison of New York currently generates, handles and disposes of 130 million pounds of non-hazardous waste and eight million pounds of hazardous waste each year. The management of this waste is regulated by various governmental agencies. In order to verify that policies, procedures and processes are in compliance with these regulations Con Edison will perform a Waste Vulnerability Assessment. The company will identify areas where potential waste management risks exist and develop controls for mitigating them.
Following a similar format to the Water Vulnerability Assessment, the Waste Vulnerability Assessment will be a proactive process for identifying and scheduling corrective actions needed to enhance waste management control, demonstrating the company’s commitment to environmental excellence and continuous improvement.