COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKITAccess reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.
A comprehensive kit covering materials, collection systems, rate structures and more.
Fact sheet on which of the Northeast States' DOTs are using post-consumer glass and how it's being used
NRC paper to provide information on why prices for recyclables are depressed and identify strategies for coping with down markets.
Link to NRC recycling equipment grants page
National Recycling Coalition paper on strategies and examples for developing local recycling markets
Menu of bid specification development tools for use by municipalities and other entities engaged in residential demolition operatons for better environmental outcomes.
Agriculture and forestry production systems offer a wide variety of opportunities to reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon storage.
The strategic plan outlines a framework to direct ODEQ work over a five-year period to encourage reductions in the wasting of food across the supply chain
Hennipen County, MN guide to implementing an organics recycling program in schools
NRC Fact Sheet on organized hauling
Links to additional resources for organized trash and recycling collection
ASTRX PowerPoint presentation on end markets
PowerPoint by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation
This paint reuse manual is designed to provide key information about the paint reuse proc-ess for local government entities, community groups, transfer stations, and non-profit or-ganizations. It lists necessary equipment and materials, and outlines steps for developing and implementing two distinct reuse program models: 1) Direct Reuse and 2) Paint Reprocessing. The manual draws from existing paint reuse programs across the country to provide case study examples and explore variations between programs using the same reuse model. Read on to discover how your program can serve your community and join a growing network of paint reuse programs across the country.
StopWaste.org how-to guide for starting a paperless program
A project of New Dream, the Campaign document includes a catalog of resources, emails, and social media posts related to dematerializing the holidays.
PAYT case study on Longmont, Colorado
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection PAYT Guide
Survey questions and summary answers regarding recycling in communities
Cheat sheet for 1-7 plastics and how to identify them
A tool to generate a customized estimate for tons diverted and lifecycle greenhouse gases reduced over a 10-year period from implementing new or expanded waste management policies & programs in a community or county. US EPA
Carton Council Fact Sheet: Attributes of Healthy Recycling Programs and Policies that Can Support
Excerpt from the Washington State Dept. of Ecology's Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington Vol V, Runoff Treatment BMPs
US EPA report
Project Worksheet and Menu of Options for Drop-off center communications
Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers guide to recycling EPS for organizations
Two articles from the May 2010 issue of BioCycle magazine on organics in landfills
Aid for preparing a facility for certification
US EPA booklet for community planners and officials with methods for setting rates in a PAYT system.
US EPA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act manual updated in 2014. An amendment to the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1976, this is the latest version.
US EPA tool for calculating GHG emissions and energy consumption assicated with purchasing and manufacturing activities.
Frequently asked questions about Lincoln's cardboard ban
Quick guide on setting up a Recycle Rally program at a school
Generic, writable pdf recycling flyer for drop-off centers in the Northeast Nebraska Hub and Spoke system
Flyer with visual instructions on how to recycle at the Verdigre drop-off site
Images of containers and volumes in gallons and cubic yards - Recycle Lincoln Fact Sheet
Flyer with visual instructions on how to recycle right at Creighton drop-off sites
Information to help jurisdictions encourage recycling in multifamily dwellings.
Case study of JA Woollam recycling program
Flyer with visual instructions on how to recycle at the Plainview drop-off site
Case study of recycling and composting program at a restaurant/bar in Lincoln, Nebr.
NRC Case study of Lincoln Public School's recycling and composting program
A comparison of funding options for municipalities by the Carton Council
Brief set of recommendations for municipalities to improve diversion rates and reduce waste by the National League of Cities
A sample survey to determine how many citizens recycle and what types of services they would support if offered
Tips for using less and buying green
US EPA toolkit for helping food service establishments save money by reducing wasted food and packaging with suggested strategies, templates, and case studies.
NEWMOA guide to managing unwanted paint in rural communities
As practices are becoming more transparent, consumers are putting an increasing amount of pressure on organizations to exercise sustainable practices. Sustainability will benefit your organization in many ways: become more efficient, improve your reputation and brand value, provide a platform for innovation, help attract and retain staff, gain certifications, achieve better growth, reduce costs, and strengthen stakeholder relations. This document includes resources, examples, and testimony on improving sustainability efforts within businesses.
Schools and learning facilities are uniquely suited to support sustainability efforts and education. Sustainability and waste reduction is a communal effort and can be incorporated into every aspect of learning. When we help our youth understand the importance of sustainability, we ensure a constant awareness that what we do affects our neighbors, our world, and our future. This document includes resources and testimony to help guide school systems.
A 2019 PowerPoint presentation by NDEE on regulations and permitting for compost sites
Sample RFP for Pay As You Throw (PAYT) Collection Services
Handout for resident for a new PAYT program using bags
A tool to assist local governments with estimating the operatonal impacts, potential diversion, financial impacts, and GHG impact from implementing a residential organics collection program. Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs & Georgia Recycling Coalition
Residential SSO Collection Performance Model User Guide- Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs & Georgia Recycling Coalition