COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKITAccess reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.
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
Survey questions and summary answers regarding recycling in communities
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.
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
Case study of recycling and composting program at a restaurant/bar in Lincoln, Nebr.
NRC Case study of Lincoln Public School's recycling and composting program
A comparison of funding options for municipalities by the Carton Council
Brief set of recommendations for municipalities to improve diversion rates and reduce waste by the National League of Cities
A sample survey to determine how many citizens recycle and what types of services they would support if offered
Tips for using less and buying green
US EPA toolkit for helping food service establishments save money by reducing wasted food and packaging with suggested strategies, templates, and case studies.
NEWMOA guide to managing unwanted paint in rural communities
A 2019 PowerPoint presentation by NDEE on regulations and permitting for compost sites
Sample RFP for Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Collection Services
Handout for resident for a new PAYT program using bags
A tool to assist local governments with estimating the operatonal impacts, potential diversion, financial impacts, and GHG impact from implementing a residential organics collection program. Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs & Georgia Recycling Coalition
Residential SSO Collection Performance Model User Guide- Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs & Georgia Recycling Coalition
USGBC brief outlining options for municipalities to assess risk and enhance resilience
A resource guide and collection of tips for new and improved efforts for recycling in mulitfamily housing.
Sample Contract for resource managment at commercial entities
Sample contract from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for a resource management contract
Sample RFP for resource management services
Sample RFP for resource management services
ReFED how-to resource based on interviews with sustainability and operations teams at restaurants of various sizes. Provides an overview of the national food waste challenge, presents opportunities for improvement of business outcomes, and identifies action-oriented solutions, tools, and best practices.
Case study of brewery recycling and composting program.
NRC guide for restaurant and bar owners and manager to develop a zero waste program
ReFED guide with industry-specific recommendations for implementing food waste reduction solutions
Strategies, methods, products and cost/waste benefits of waste reduction at hardware stores in the region
Information on reusable transport packaging that replaces one-time and limited-use pallets and boxes with reusable containers, reusable pallets, and pallet pooling.
Reuse International proclamation template for International Reuse Day
NEWMOA Fact sheet on managing unwanted carpet in rural communities
NEWMOA guide to help local government officials in rural communities understand options for reusing and recycling furniture
NEWMOA guide to help local government officials in rural communities understand options for reusing and recycling large rigid plastic items.