Quantifying Waste Generation and Composition

Intent: To collect current data to identify and evaluate effective solid waste management programs. Requirements: Conduct regular waste generation and composition studies and define what is “regular.” Calculate total solid waste generated at least on an annual basis, including the following; Calculate per capita solid waste generation ; Calculate Residential vs. Commercial origin. Goal for […]

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Draft: Municipal WGP Education Programs on Waste Reduction and Reuse Policy

Intent: Reduce waste generation and disposal through education programs. Requirement: Develop educational programs on source reduction, reuse, and proper materials disposal. These educational components should include the following: Required: List of materials accepted for curbside collection (link to another credit later on) List of materials not accepted for curbside collection Drop-0ff locations for materials not […]

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DRAFT SMMP: Source Reduction and Reuse Policy

Intent: Reduce waste generation and disposal. Requirement: Develop and adopt a policy to reduce waste generation and disposal. The policy should include the following: EPR requirements in municipal procurement or requirements for retail establishments. Requirements to partner with Food Rescue groups Partner with local reuse organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Goodwill, etc. […]

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DRAFT SMMP: Market-Based Waste Management Policies

Intent: Use market mechanisms to reduce waste generation and to incentivize more efficient waste management systems. Requirement Adopt the following incentive/market-based policies or procurement requirements for collection/processing franchise or service provider licensing. Tier 1: 1 or 2 policies/programs Tier 3: 3 or more policies/programs Pay-as-you-throw variable pricing for black bin, blue bin and green bin services. […]

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DRAFT SMMP: Environmentally Preferable Product Procurement Policy

Intent To encourage and increase the procurement of recycled and other environmentally preferable products (EPP). Requirement Tier 1: Adopt a policy that requires demonstration of progress in environmentally preferable purchasing. Tier 2: Adopt a policy that requires a minimum of X% of product procurement that meets EPP requirements. EPP criteria should be consistent with EPA guidelines […]

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DRAFT SMMP: Solid Waste Greenhouse Gas Footprint Reduction Policy

Intent: To reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of the municipality’s solid waste management program. Requirement: Adopt a policy to measure and reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of the collection, recovery and disposal of waste within the jurisdiction by at least 20 percent compared with a 1990 baseline.

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DRAFT SMMP: Regular Waste Characterization and Generation Study Policy

Intent: To collect up-to-date data to support development and evaluation of effective sustainable materials management programs. Requirement: Develop and adopt a policy to regularly collect data on the generation and characterization of all materials collected in the municipality. The policy shall reference and require waste characterization and generation studies to follow the SWEEP Guidelines for […]

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DRAFT SMMP: Adoption of Diversion and Recycling Goals

Intent: Increase recycling and other beneficial utilization of waste. Requirement: Adopt a policy setting recycling and landfill diversion goals that exceed U.S. national average recycling and diversion rates as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency. Tier 1: Adopt a policy goal to achieve recycling and diversion rates 10% higher than the municipality’s state average. Tier […]

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DRAFT SMMP: Materials processing infrastructure and market development policy

Intent: To support economic development by increasing local and/or regional processing infrastructure and markets for recovered materials. Requirement: Develop and adopt a policy that facilitates and supports the development of public or private processing and manufacturing infrastructure for recovered materials and incentives for purchasing the output of these facilities. Potential Strategies Convene an enabling board […]

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