COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT

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

Foodservice Food Waste Action Guide

A ReFED guide designed for foodservice sustainability directors, and others in leadership roles in the US foodservice industry involved in creating or monitoring food waste reduction strategies.

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

How to Dispose of a Mattress

The Mattress Recycling Council estimates that Americans dispose of roughly 15 to 20 million mattresses every year. The average mattress takes up 40 cubic feet, which means that one year’s worth of discarded mattresses will occupy more than 132,000 square miles of landfill space. To cut down on waste and preserve landfill space, mattress owners in the U.S. are encouraged to get rid of their old mattresses using alternative means. This guide will feature some helpful tips for donating, recycling, reselling and reusing old or used mattresses.

Keep Organic Materials Out of Landfills – Additonal Resources

Links to resources on the climate/waste connection, municipal commercial composting rules, benefits of compost on soils, yard waste in landfills, home and school composting, municipal organics collection programs, food waste, videos, how to make a compost bin, and vermicomposting

LCA Calculator

Calculator companion to "Life-Cycle Energy and GHG Emissions for New and Recovered Softwood Framing Lumber and Hardwood Flooring Considering End-of-Life Scenarios"