COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKITAccess reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.
Zero interest loans to municipalities and loans for best-in-class operators
Institute for Local Government overview of methods that local agencies use to fund recycling programs and how public and private sectors are financing recycling facilities.
Grant application for recycling bins in public spaces
Twenty-six existing and potential funding mechanisms and characteristics - Carton Council
Link to NRC recycling equipment grants page
A comparison of funding options for municipalities by the Carton Council
As practices are becoming more transparent, consumers are putting an increasing amount of pressure on organizations to exercise sustainable practices. Sustainability will benefit your organization in many ways: become more efficient, improve your reputation and brand value, provide a platform for innovation, help attract and retain staff, gain certifications, achieve better growth, reduce costs, and strengthen stakeholder relations. This document includes resources, examples, and testimony on improving sustainability efforts within businesses.
Schools and learning facilities are uniquely suited to support sustainability efforts and education. Sustainability and waste reduction is a communal effort and can be incorporated into every aspect of learning. When we help our youth understand the importance of sustainability, we ensure a constant awareness that what we do affects our neighbors, our world, and our future. This document includes resources and testimony to help guide school systems.
Grants to municipalities for curbside recycling carts
Jurisdictions and solid waste agencies need to balance their rate setting to cover the costs of services, encourage diversion, comply with requirements and promote revenue reliability. This document is a series of case studies and lessons learned from municipalities. Institute for Local Government
Pros, cons, and examples of disposal surcharge fees for funding recycling programs - Carton Council