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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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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Waste Collection

Waste collection refers to the process of gathering, consolidating, and transporting solid waste, encompassing considerations related to waste receptacles and hauling practices. Waste collection tends to be distinct between commercial, institutional, residential, and away-from-home waste generation points. SWEEP plans to takes into account: The efficiency and effectiveness of waste collection: The extent to which hauling […]

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Sustainable Materials Management Policies

Sustainable materials management policies refer to a broad array of regulatory and policy measures aimed at minimizing solid waste generation, improving the performance of solid waste collection, processing, and recovery practices, and/or minimizing environmental, economic, and/or social impacts across the lifecycle of products.  SWEEP focuses on sustainable materials management practices related specifically to solid waste. […]

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Waste Generation & Prevention

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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