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Managing and Transforming Waste Streams – A Tool for Communities

Contracts and Franchise Agreements for Waste Haulers for Transforming Waste Streams in Communities

These examples and best practices relate to provisions that local governments can incorporate into their contract or franchise agreements with waste haulers (service providers).

They correspond to strategy #46 (Service Provider Contract and Franchise Agreement Incentives or Requirements) in the Planning Tool, and can be used by local governments interested in moving towards high diversion or zero waste or by local governments that already have a zero waste goal.

Local Government Case Studies

These zero waste case studies provide information on local government strategies and the results, advantages, and disadvantages of various municipal zero waste practices.

Bergstrom Airport interior, Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas
Phased-in Zero Waste Agreements and Policies
Sign at Urvan Ore entranceBerkeley, California
Reuse Agreement
Sign at ecoCycle entranceBoulder, Colorado
Social Enterprise Contract and Focus on Hard-to-Recycle Materials
Fresno California skyline
Fresno, California
Separate Collection from Disposal Contacts, Technical Assistance and Innovations Clauses.
Napa California vineyards
Napa, California
Public Administration with Innovative Payment Systems
Renton Washington waterfront
Renton, Washington
Every Other Week Garbage and Recycling Collection with Cleaner Collection Vehicles
Golden Gate, Bridge view
San Francisco, California
Mandatory Recycling and Composting, Three Bin System and Zero Waste Policies
San Jose, CA gas bladder
San Jose, California
Anaerobic Digestion, Variable Rates, Incentive Payments and Use Restrictions 
A green building in Seattle Washington
Seattle, Washington
Mandatory Recycling, Separate Payments from Rates and Incentive Payments