The plan, and any revised plan, submitted by each region must be consistent with the state solid waste plan and with all relevant state laws and regulations.  At a minimum, each plan must contain the following items:

  1. Demographic information;
  2. A current system analysis of waste streams, collection capability, disposal capability, costs, and revenues;
  3. Adoption of the statutorily required uniform financial accounting system;
  4. Anticipated growth trends and waste capacity needs for the next 10 years;
  5. Anticipated waste capacity needs;
  6. Planned capacity assurance, including a descriptions of planned or needed facilities;
  7. A recycling plan;
  8. A plan for the disposal of household hazardous wastes;
  9. Adoption of the statutorily required reporting requirements;
  10. A description of waste reduction and recycling activities designed to attain the goal required by T.C.A. § 68-211-861;
  11. A description of education initiatives designed to achieve the goals stated in the statute;
  12. An evaluation of multicounty solid waste disposal region options with an explanation of the reasons for adopting or failing to adopt a multicounty regional approach;
  13. A timetable for implementation of the plan;
  14. A description of the responsibilities of each participating jurisdiction;
  15. A certification of review and approval of the plan (or revised plan) from the Solid Waste Authority (organized under Chapter 211, Part 9), if such an authority has been formed, or if no such authority has been formed, from the county legislative body of each county in the region;
  16. A plan for managing solid waste generated as a result of disasters or emergencies; and
  17. Any other information the commissioner of the Department of Environment and Conservation deems relevant.  

T.C.A. § 68-211-815.