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

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 generated and collected in the municipality. The policy shall reference and require waste characterization and generation studies to follow the SWEEP […]

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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 the the Environmental Protection Agency. Tier 1: Adopt a policy goal to achieve recycling and diversion rates 10% higher than U.S. average. Tier 2: Adopt […]

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DRAFT–SMMP: Comprehensive Sustainable Materials Management Policy Adoption

Intent: To promote highest and best use of materials. Requirements: Design and adopt a Comprehensive Sustainable Materials Management policy that covers all or most of the following elements: Procurement rules for environmentally preferred products (EPP) and recycled content products, with emphasis on domestic infrastructure Source separation of materials criteria Environmental and energy performance standards for […]

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Municipal Sustainable Materials Management Policies–SMMP

Sustainable Materials Management Policies (SMMP) 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 […]

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