COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKITAccess reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.
NRDC and Green Sports Alliance report with case studies on menu planning, procurement, preparation efficiency, serviceware and packaging, and waste diversion at sports venues.
Revised January 17, 2019 standard checklist
Sample RFP for Electronics
A plan that outlines goals, objectives and strategies for adapting to climate change.
Materials management plan for the City of Fort Collins
City of Fort Lauderdale Green Team Charter 2016
City of Logan, Utah Ordinance No. 18-21
Form for reporting recycling of certain debris generated during constructrion and remodeling projects
Middleton, WI guide for curbside recycling and other recycling resources
Requirements and FAQs
Description and parameters of C&D recycling program in Plano, Texas
City of Portland Fall 2006 Revisions Administrative Rules Commercial Solid Waste, Recycling and Compostables
A presentation about the City of Scottsbluff's recycling program.
Contract for organized MSW collection program adopted Nov. 2017
BMPs for hauler licensing and collection in Minnesota
Zero interest loans to municipalities and loans for best-in-class operators
Questionnaire and ROI calculator for glass recycling
A toolkit to help start and grow a successful food scrap compost program
Overview, pros and cons of commercial waste franchise zones - Waste 360
Delaware Recycles BMPs for hotel recycling
A resource prepared by Iowa DNR for organizing community cleanup efforts
Eco-Cycle Solutions organizing guide to community organizing to convince local elected officials to adopt a zero waste policy or programs or invest in infrastructure
Guidance on Best Management Practices for municipalities on Planning, Collection & Processing, Education and Outreach, Economics, and Policy. Carton Council
a one-stop resource for institutions to review and source in-vessel and on-site composting technologies.
A list of various compostable food service product vendors.
Nebraska Restaurant Assn. PowerPoint presentation.
City of Renton and Waste Management of Washington, Inc. contract January 1, 2009 - May 31, 2016
Handbook for public officials and volunteers involved in the planning, design, and implementation of PAYT programs
Study of a C&D waste management project in Lincoln, NE
US EPA study of C&D generation
Guide to assist contractors with estimating types and quanities of materials and with preparing a construction waste management plan
Detailed contracting best practices to help align incentives between the local governments, contractors and generators to fund for diversion programs and facilities and encourage waste reduction, recycling, and composting.
General guidance on developing effective municipal solid waste and recycling contracts from Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
NERC model specifications and purchasing guidelines for environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) of paper.
Portland's plan for right-sizing your household's garbage container for curbside collection.
Flyer with visual instructions on how to recycle right at area drop-off sites
US EPA guidebook on PAYT Part 3
A spreadsheet for calculating community recycling diversion rates for different types of collection programs and capture rates
List of new and existing paper mills in the U.S. created by NERC
Key elements for setting your community up for success on the road to Zero Waste
Eco-cycle Solutions Model resolution supporting Zero Waste as a guiding principle and supporting the creation of a Zero Waste plan
A questionnaire for analyzing existing diversion programs and gaps in the system
US EPA study of electronics waste generation and recycling
Paper is a literature review of how long a successful behavior change will last before backsliding begins
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
Analysis of relative success of different techniques for re-vegetating roadside soils after construction at different locations in Nebraska. University of Nebraska, NDOT
A toolkit designed for recycling coordinators who manage all or part of a community's multifamily recycling program.
A Fact Sheet on EPR for paper and packaging by NEWMOA and NERC
NEWMOA PAYT fact sheet and case studies
Green Sports Alliance guide that informs sports marketers, sustainability practitioners and partners how to ideate, design, and manage fan engagement programs that utilize operational sustainability systems to maximize fan behavioral and business outcomes.
FAQs for communities considering a PAYT system by SERA
Data from four seasonal sorting events between 2007 and 2008 at 8 landfill or transfer station facilities in Nebraska.
Institute for Local Government overview of methods that local agencies use to fund recycling programs and how public and private sectors are financing recycling facilities.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts' guide for starting or expanding a food waste diversion program in a restaurant
EPA report on data sources and methodology used to arrive at estimates on the amount of food waste donated, composted, and used as animal feed.