Access 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

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