COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT

Access reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.

Foodservice Food Waste Action Guide

A ReFED guide designed for foodservice sustainability directors, and others in leadership roles in the US foodservice industry involved in creating or monitoring food waste reduction strategies.

Full Cost Accounting Handbook

Handbook to assist local government staff members in using full cost accounting (FCA) worksheets to identify, collect, track and analyze costs associated with solid waste services

Healthier Food Serviceware Choices

PFAS are often called “forever chemicals” since they are hard to break down, clean up or remove, and can stay in the environment for thousands of years. They can migrate from foodware into food and stay in our bodies for many years. Their popularity in non-stick, grease-proof, and stain-resistant consumer products has contributed to worldwide contamination.

How to Dispose of a Mattress

The Mattress Recycling Council estimates that Americans dispose of roughly 15 to 20 million mattresses every year. The average mattress takes up 40 cubic feet, which means that one year’s worth of discarded mattresses will occupy more than 132,000 square miles of landfill space. To cut down on waste and preserve landfill space, mattress owners in the U.S. are encouraged to get rid of their old mattresses using alternative means. This guide will feature some helpful tips for donating, recycling, reselling and reusing old or used mattresses.