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

Closed Loop Fund

Zero interest loans to municipalities and loans for best-in-class operators

Community Organizing Guide for Zero Waste

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

Components of a Successful System

Guidance on Best Management Practices for municipalities on Planning, Collection & Processing, Education and Outreach, Economics, and Policy. Carton Council


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