Beneficial Use Cost Comparison Model
NCASI developed the Beneficial Use Cost Comparison Model to provide unit costs for managing residual streams as the cost per ton of disposed material in either a company or privately owned landfill and the cost per ton of material beneficially used. Unit costs are available for the five main solid residual streams generated in the forest products industry. When considering construction of a new landfill or use of an existing landfill, unit costs are given as the net present value based on the lifetime of the landfill. The accompanying user guide provides instructions for using the model to generate facility-specific estimates. It also provides background information on the calculations embedded in the model along with full references for the default model inputs.