COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKITAccess reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.
Analysis and Decision-making Tools
A spreadsheet for calculating community recycling diversion rates for different types of collection programs and capture rates
A questionnaire for analyzing existing diversion programs and gaps in the system
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
Excel worksheets used to analyse and compare costs associated with landfill, recycling, and composting operations.
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
A survey to assist a local solid waste planning agency develop the area’s comprehensive solid waste plan- IDNR
Policy and program descriptions for material diversion with relative ease/difficulty of implementation, relative impact
A worksheet to ensure local programs and MRFs are on the same page regarding acceptable and problematic materials. The Recycling Partnership
A calculator that generates estimates of a study area, based on tonnages of materials that are source-reduced, reused, recycled, landfilled, or incinerated
Survey questions and summary answers regarding recycling in communities
A tool to generate a customized estimate for tons diverted and lifecycle greenhouse gases reduced over a 10-year period from implementing new or expanded waste management policies & programs in a community or county. US EPA
US EPA tool for calculating GHG emissions and energy consumption assicated with purchasing and manufacturing activities.