Enhancing Pollinator Habitats at Waste Management Sites

The OWMA worked with Pollinator Partnership and Shared Value Solutions to produce a comprehensive guide on Enhancing Pollinator Habitats at Waste Management Sites, which breaks down how to create, maintain and enhance pollinator habitat at open and closed landfills sites, as well as other waste management facilities.

The “Create” section of the guide explains how to select and prepare an appropriate site for pollinator habitat at a landfill or a waste management facility. The “Maintain” section provides guidance on spring clean-up, post-fall seed planting and herbicide applications. And the “Enhance” section includes recommendations on maintaining habitat for specific pollinators, including hummingbirds and different species of bees and butterflies. The guide also explores budgeting, monitoring and conducting research at pollinator sites.