COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKITAccess reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.
Grant application for recycling bins in public spaces
List of materials generated and wanted in Nebraska
Links to resources on the climate/waste connection, municipal commercial composting rules, benefits of compost on soils, yard waste in landfills, home and school composting, municipal organics collection programs, food waste, videos, how to make a compost bin, and vermicomposting
Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic toolkit for state and local policy-makers that reduce the amount of food that goes to waste. Surveys 8 different policy areas and information on relevant federal laws.
Members of the former six-county Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of Minnesota (SWMCB; comprised of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties) and PaintCare Minnesota commissioned PSI to study potential markets for the disposition of non-recyclable latex paint.
Calculator companion to "Life-Cycle Energy and GHG Emissions for New and Recovered Softwood Framing Lumber and Hardwood Flooring Considering End-of-Life Scenarios"
Life-cycle analysis of GHG emissions between new wood and recovered wood products used in new house building
Lincoln's cardboard ban in municipal code
Contractor requirements for LPS construction and demolition projects
A cohesive standard for creating communities that are good for all people through time - https://living-future.org/lcc/
Maine product stewardship law
Maine beverage container deposit law
US EPA table of 100 measures communities can employ to reduce waste and recover materials
Policy and program descriptions for material diversion with relative ease/difficulty of implementation, relative impact
Benefits, Best Practices, and Examples
Maryland Department of the Environment Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan Goals and Metrics Recommendations April 2020
Guidance for any agency that plans to operate a community-based industrial waste diversion initiative
A best practices guide to waste reduction and recycling with an introduction to zero waste principles
NRC Best Practices Guide to Wase Reduction and Recycling with an introduction to Zero Waste principles
Research on front-of-house composting best practices by Eco-Cycle
STAR's framework of goals, objectives, outcomes, and actions that goes with the companion spreadsheet tool
A spreadsheet tool companion to the STAR's Resilience Guide. Aligns with the resilience categories from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Recommendations and suggestions related to diversion program measurement and evaluation.
PowerPoint from a 2017 webinar on principles and goals behind MSW measurment
This document explains a life-cycle method to quantify...GHG emission reductions from using compost and GHG emissions associated with compost management. California EPA
A guide for local jurisdictions to visually estimate composition of C&D loads when they arrive at a disposal facility
PowerPoint presentation from 2018 Nebraska SWANA Conference by Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates, Inc.
Social marketing campaigns developed by Metro Vancouver to galvanize residents to reduce the waste, reuse, and recycle
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency solid waste management policy plan 2010-2030 overview with link to full plan
On May 23, 2013, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law H.F. 976, a bill containing the requirement of the Minnesota Paint Stewardship Program (“Program”). Paint stewardship in Minnesota dates back to 2002 with the Paint Product Stewardship Initiative (PPSI). Led by the Product Stewardship Institute out of Massachusetts, PPSI involved several years of stakeholder dialogues and industry and public sector research on paint use habits and recycling opportunities. Participants included the American Coatings Association, paint manufacturers, paint recyclers, federal EPA, and many state and local governments across the United States. State and local government representatives in Minnesota were early champions of PPSI and vital to its success. PPSI resulted in the development of a model, state-level paint stewardship law to establish an economically and environmentally-sustainable, industry-designed and implemented post-consumer paint management system. Oregon was the first state to pass this industry-supported paint stewardship law in 2009. Similar laws were passed in California in 2010; Connecticut in 2011; Rhode Island in 2012; Vermont, Maine, and Minnesota in 2013; and Colorado in 2014.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) developed a specification for recycled aggregates for use in road base: Specification 3138: Aggregate for Surface and Base Course. Class 7 provides for use of up to 10% reclaimed glass blended with other aggregate materials.
This model is not meant to replace the specifications of individual buyers, many of whom may have different allowables in terms of contents and bale sizes. Rather, it is meant to provide a benchmark to suppliers of all bale types.
Model Ordinance - An Ordinance to Prohibit Use and Sale of Disposable Food Service Ware and Other Products Containing Polystyrene Foam
Model Zero Waste Resolution Sonoma County
Twenty-six existing and potential funding mechanisms and characteristics - Carton Council
Moving Toward Universal Recycling - Requiring Provision of Recycling Service at Non-Residential and Multi-family Buildings, Public Spaces & Events
Best practices for MRFs accepting glass
A worksheet to ensure local programs and MRFs are on the same page regarding acceptable and problematic materials. The Recycling Partnership
Writable PDF for local programs and MRF operators to complete every 6 months
Report on research to examine the commonality and differences amongst communities providing recyclable material to the same MRF
Sample Mandatory Recycling Ordinances, Education and Outreach Materials, and Case Studies compiled by Emerge Knowledge Design, Inc.
Map of MSW Landfill locations in Nebraska with phone numbers
This short guide was created by Rethink Waste, a public agency in California. It covers CA laws and has tips for working with property managers of multi-family housing regarding materials management.
Description and link for the MMP
NEWMOA Case Study on PAYT
NEWMOA Case Study on PAYT
NEWMOA Case Study on PAYT
Matrix with description of the recycling system
Guidance on establishing consistent methods for measuring and evaluating a program, making decisions, standardizing terminology, reducing waste being landfilled, and more.
Statewide recycling study report.
Nebraska Solid Waste Statutes
A calculator that generates estimates of a study area, based on tonnages of materials that are source-reduced, reused, recycled, landfilled, or incinerated
Report on the improvements made by New Mexico for their rural recycling programs