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Managing and Transforming Waste Streams – A Tool for Communities

Browse Examples and Resources for Transforming Waste Streams in Communities

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Links on this page lead to featured implementation examples (e.g., local ordinances and city or county program websites) and related resources, such as published reports or websites with additional information on the topic. Some topics are listed more than once under multiple headings.

On this page:

Goals and Planning

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Local Government Operations

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Curbside Collection

Blue recycle bins curb side.Collection Programs

Requirements or Incentives for Haulers

Requirements or Incentives for Residents/Businesses/Institutions

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Food Waste Programs

Compost bin full of food scraps

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Assistance to Businesses and Institutions

Outdoor plaza with office workers walkingTechnical Assistance/Training

Recognition and Certification Programs

Procurement & Markets

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Infrastructure and Markets

Drop-Off Programs / Facilities

Market Development

Processing Facilities

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Community Outreach and Education

composting bins in backyard

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Product Stewardship

Construction materials, including caulk, gas can, roof cement, paint, in a wheelbarrow

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Construction and Demolition Debris

Workers with conveyor belts full of construction debris for sorting

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Disposal Restrictions or Disincentives

Gavel and open book

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