DRAFT INDUSTRY WGP: Waste Generation Analysis

Intent: To support good sustainable materials management policies and programs with current data. Requirement: Measure and report the annual tonnage of black bin, blue bin and green bin material collected and disposed or recovered. Follow Oregon example. What about textiles, batteries, OCC that is directly back-hauled  The report should include measured or calculated: Total solid […]

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DRAFT WGP: Education Programs

Intent: To educate customers, consumers and employees about sustainable materials-related practices in the home and business. Requirement: Develop educational programs on source reduction, reuse and proper material disposal. Conduct an educational program that is accessible to 40 percent of customers and/or consumers in the company’s franchise or collection service territory. Develop and conduct mandatory annual education […]

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Industry–Waste Generation & Prevention (WGP)

Waste generation refers to the volume or tonnage of solid waste generated prior to any recovery or disposal. Preventing and minimizing waste generation is considered to be more important than solid waste recovery, prioritized first in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s waste management hierarchy. Two mechanisms are employed to minimize waste generation: source reduction and […]

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DRAFT: Solid Waste Collection: Alternative Collection Options for Recyclable Products and Materials

Intent: Provide various collection methods for recyclable and discarded materials Requirement: Demonstrate access to one or more of the following collection options for 80 percent or more of your customers Pick-up programs: curbside (frequency, scope) Weekly pick-up of recyclables. Drop-off programs/facilities (accessibility; proximity; hours of operation) Safety, cleanliness features of collection programs/facilities Street bins: Coverage, […]

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DRAFT: Waste Collection Safety Protocols & Training

Intent: Reduce collection vehicle accidents and worker injuries; Requirements: –Mandatory: Implement an ongoing safety and equipment usage training program –Option 1: “Accessible” Training (Mandatory for new hires; ongoing) In the predominant/fluent language; graphic-based or video training; globalized hazard recognition symbols used –Option 2: Conduct an OSHA-Level audit by a qualified auditor OSHA-level audits follow the […]

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DRAFT: Solid Waste Collection Cost-Effectiveness

Intent: Optimize collection costs Requirement: –Conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis of the waste collection program –Demonstrate waste collection costs that is below/meets a relevant benchmark TBD Strategies Will need to include performance/service and labor rate issues

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DRAFT: Solid Waste Collection: Energy Efficient & Low Emissions Collection

Guidelines for good credit development. Credits should be: 1. Clear, 2. Concise, 3. Achievable, 4. Documentable, 5. Verifiable, 6. Objective, 7. Meaningful. Intent: Reduce fuel consumption and lower air emissions resulting from waste collection Requirement: Option 1: Demonstrate fleet fuel economy or criteria emissions per (ton?) mile of solid waste collection Level 1: Fleet efficiency of 3.4 […]

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DRAFT: Solid Waste Collection: Collection Efficiency

Guidelines for good credit development. Credits should be: 1. Clear, 2. Concise, 3. Achievable, 4. Documentable, 5. Verifiable, 6. Objective, 7. Meaningful. (X Points) Intent: Increase safety and efficiency; reduce fuel use and emissions. Requirement: Option 1: Demonstrate 15% (30% Level 2) reductions in total fleet mpg or total criteria air emissions vs. a 2015 baseline Option […]

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DRAFT: Solid Waste Collection: Alternative Fueled Solid Waste Collection Vehicles

Guidelines for good credit development. Credits should be: 1. Clear, 2. Concise, 3. Achievable, 4. Documentable, 5. Verifiable, 6. Objective, 7. Meaningful. (X Points) Intent Reduce atmospheric emissions associated with collection and transportation of solid waste and promote renewable and low-carbon intensity alternatives to non-renewable transportation fuels. Requirements Demonstrate, on a percentage basis, the use […]

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Industry–Post-Collection Processing and Disposal

Post-collection processing refers to practices aimed at avoiding landfilling of solid waste by preserving and utilizing its residual material value. There are several methods of recovery including mechanical recycling, chemical recycling, composting, energy recovery, in addition to emerging novel recovery methods. Waste sortation is often prerequisite to each of these processes, depending on collection methods. […]

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