COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT

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

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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

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.

Demystifying the Recycling Process

The choice to recycle is in the hands of all of us, and it does make a difference. The advent of curbside collection makes it easier than ever to participate in the effort to direct unwanted or unneeded product containers and materials away from landfills, but procedures and regulations are often confusing and can create frustration and skepticism about the entire system.

Diversionator

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