COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKITAccess reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.
Haulers & Collection
5 tips for employees and top 10 backing practices for waste haulers - SWANA
Overview, pros and cons of commercial waste franchise zones - Waste 360
CRT Dismantling & Processing and End Markets in the US with a few in Canada and Asia
Portland's plan for right-sizing your household's garbage container for curbside collection.
Benefits, Best Practices, and Examples
This model is not meant to replace the specifications of individual buyers, many of whom may have different allowables in terms of contents and bale sizes. Rather, it is meant to provide a benchmark to suppliers of all bale types.
NRC Fact Sheet on organized hauling
Links to additional resources for organized trash and recycling collection
The City of Tucson Environmental Services Department website for their volume-based service program, where customers with existing curbside service can choose their trash container size and price.
Types of equipiment needed for collection and processing of recyclables
A manual for evaluating SS recycling in the context of whole systems, problems, solutions, best practices, and points of leverage