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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.
The Deconstruction Grants Program supports municipalities and counties of 5,000 or less population in deconstructing abandoned buildings, encouraging the recycling or reuse of the building's materials.
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
A resource kit from New Mexico Recycling Coalition with introductory information on the economics of recycling, recycling development strategy, community action plans, and regional hub and spoke recycling.
Fact sheet on which of the Northeast States' DOTs are using post-consumer glass and how it's being used
National Recycling Coalition paper on strategies and examples for developing local recycling markets
A website that the City of New York created to guide developers and content creators in making inclusive and accessible websites. Visit the Accessibility section to learn even more about digital accessibility.
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
ASTRX PowerPoint presentation on end markets
PowerPoint by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation
This paint reuse manual is designed to provide key information about the paint reuse proc-ess for local government entities, community groups, transfer stations, and non-profit or-ganizations. It lists necessary equipment and materials, and outlines steps for developing and implementing two distinct reuse program models: 1) Direct Reuse and 2) Paint Reprocessing. The manual draws from existing paint reuse programs across the country to provide case study examples and explore variations between programs using the same reuse model. Read on to discover how your program can serve your community and join a growing network of paint reuse programs across the country.
StopWaste.org how-to guide for starting a paperless program
A project of New Dream, the Campaign document includes a catalog of resources, emails, and social media posts related to dematerializing the holidays.
PAYT case study on Longmont, Colorado
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection PAYT Guide
Cheat sheet for 1-7 plastics and how to identify them
A tool to generate a customized estimate for tons diverted and lifecycle greenhouse gases reduced over a 10-year period from implementing new or expanded waste management policies & programs in a community or county. US EPA
Carton Council Fact Sheet: Attributes of Healthy Recycling Programs and Policies that Can Support
Excerpt from the Washington State Dept. of Ecology's Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington Vol V, Runoff Treatment BMPs
US EPA report
Project Worksheet and Menu of Options for Drop-off center communications
Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers guide to recycling EPS for organizations
Two articles from the May 2010 issue of BioCycle magazine on organics in landfills
Aid for preparing a facility for certification
US EPA booklet for community planners and officials with methods for setting rates in a PAYT system.
US EPA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act manual updated in 2014. An amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1976, this is the latest version.
A case study outlining Scottsbluff's success with the ReCollect digital tools. Their partnership began in August 2020, and in less than a year, they reached all their initial goals set.
US EPA tool for calculating GHG emissions and energy consumption assicated with purchasing and manufacturing activities.
Frequently asked questions about Lincoln's cardboard ban
Quick guide on setting up a Recycle Rally program at a school
Generic, writable pdf recycling flyer for drop-off centers in the Northeast Nebraska Hub and Spoke system
Flyer with visual instructions on how to recycle at the Verdigre drop-off site
Images of containers and volumes in gallons and cubic yards - Recycle Lincoln Fact Sheet
Flyer with visual instructions on how to recycle right at Creighton drop-off sites
Information to help jurisdictions encourage recycling in multifamily dwellings.
Case study of JA Woollam recycling program
Flyer with visual instructions on how to recycle at the Plainview drop-off site