Access reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.

Analysis and Decision-making Tools

Creating Impact Through Purchasing: Managing the Impact and Inclusion of Your Supply Chain

A company’s impact extends far beyond its own walls. Purchasing and supply chain programs can promote inclusion in many ways, from ensuring the most vulnerable populations around the world have their human rights preserved to taking proactive measures to support transformative and purpose-driven companies. This guide is intended to provide guidance on the many ways companies, big or small, can leverage their purchases and supply chain to make a positive impact.


A spreadsheet for calculating community recycling diversion rates for different types of collection programs and capture rates

EPA Waste Reduction Model (WARM)

A calculator for measuring GHG emissions, energy, and economic impacts for baseline and alternative waste management practices,including source reduction, recycling, combustion, composting, and landfilling

Full Cost Accounting Handbook

Handbook to assist local government staff members in using full cost accounting (FCA) worksheets to identify, collect, track and analyze costs associated with solid waste services