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Maine product stewardship law
Maine beverage container deposit law
US EPA table of 100 measures communities can employ to reduce waste and recover materials
Policy and program descriptions for material diversion with relative ease/difficulty of implementation, relative impact
Benefits, Best Practices, and Examples
Maryland Department of the Environment Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan Goals and Metrics Recommendations April 2020
Guidance for any agency that plans to operate a community-based industrial waste diversion initiative
A best practices guide to waste reduction and recycling with an introduction to zero waste principles
NRC Best Practices Guide to Wase Reduction and Recycling with an introduction to Zero Waste principles
Research on front-of-house composting best practices by Eco-Cycle
STAR's framework of goals, objectives, outcomes, and actions that goes with the companion spreadsheet tool
A spreadsheet tool companion to the STAR's Resilience Guide. Aligns with the resilience categories from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Recommendations and suggestions related to diversion program measurement and evaluation.
PowerPoint from a 2017 webinar on principles and goals behind MSW measurment
This document explains a life-cycle method to quantify...GHG emission reductions from using compost and GHG emissions associated with compost management. California EPA
A guide for local jurisdictions to visually estimate composition of C&D loads when they arrive at a disposal facility
PowerPoint presentation from 2018 Nebraska SWANA Conference by Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates, Inc.
Social marketing campaigns developed by Metro Vancouver to galvanize residents to reduce the waste, reuse, and recycle
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency solid waste management policy plan 2010-2030 overview with link to full plan
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) developed a specification for recycled aggregates for use in road base: Specification 3138: Aggregate for Surface and Base Course. Class 7 provides for use of up to 10% reclaimed glass blended with other aggregate materials.
Model Ordinance - An Ordinance to Prohibit Use and Sale of Disposable Food Service Ware and Other Products Containing Polystyrene Foam
Model Zero Waste Resolution Sonoma County
Twenty-six existing and potential funding mechanisms and characteristics - Carton Council
Moving Toward Universal Recycling - Requiring Provision of Recycling Service at Non-Residential and Multi-family Buildings, Public Spaces & Events
Best practices for MRFs accepting glass
A worksheet to ensure local programs and MRFs are on the same page regarding acceptable and problematic materials. The Recycling Partnership
Writable PDF for local programs and MRF operators to complete every 6 months
Report on research to examine the commonality and differences amongst communities providing recyclable material to the same MRF
Sample Mandatory Recycling Ordinances, Education and Outreach Materials, and Case Studies compiled by Emerge Knowledge Design, Inc.
Map of MSW Landfill locations in Nebraska with phone numbers
This short guide was created by Rethink Waste, a public agency in California. It covers CA laws and has tips for working with property managers of multi-family housing regarding materials management.
Description and link for the MMP
NEWMOA Case Study on PAYT
NEWMOA Case Study on PAYT
NEWMOA Case Study on PAYT
Matrix with description of the recycling system
Guidance on establishing consistent methods for measuring and evaluating a program, making decisions, standardizing terminology, reducing waste being landfilled, and more.
Statewide recycling study report.
Nebraska Solid Waste Statutes
A calculator that generates estimates of a study area, based on tonnages of materials that are source-reduced, reused, recycled, landfilled, or incinerated
Report on the improvements made by New Mexico for their rural recycling programs
A comprehensive kit covering materials, collection systems, rate structures and more.
Fact sheet on which of the Northeast States' DOTs are using post-consumer glass and how it's being used
NRC paper to provide information on why prices for recyclables are depressed and identify strategies for coping with down markets.
Link to NRC recycling equipment grants page
National Recycling Coalition paper on strategies and examples for developing local recycling markets
Menu of bid specification development tools for use by municipalities and other entities engaged in residential demolition operatons for better environmental outcomes.
Agriculture and forestry production systems offer a wide variety of opportunities to reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon storage.
The strategic plan outlines a framework to direct ODEQ work over a five-year period to encourage reductions in the wasting of food across the supply chain
Hennipen County, MN guide to implementing an organics recycling program in schools
NRC Fact Sheet on organized hauling
Links to additional resources for organized trash and recycling collection
ASTRX PowerPoint presentation on end markets
PowerPoint by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation