PCR Credit 1: Material Recovery & Per Capita Disposal Optimization

PCR Credit 1: Material Recovery & Per Capita Disposal Optimization (1-3 points)

Reciprocal

Intent:

To encourage the acceptance of a wide range of materials and to promote the production of marketable commodities with the highest percentage of captured product and lowest percentage of residue.

Local Government and Industry Requirements:

C&D Diversion Facilities must be CORR certified. (https://www.recyclingcertification.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/CORR-Protocol-CRR-1.9.pdf)

For each material processing technology owned, operated, or utilized by the Local Government: Maintain facility uptime of 90 percent or better and:

SMMP Performance Compliance Path

Using the SWEEP calculation methodology, demonstrate achievement in per capita waste disposal (lb./person/day)[1]:

Tier 1: (1 point)

6.0 lbs./person/day

Tier 2: (1 point)

5.85 lbs./person/day

Tier 3: (1 point)

5.7 lbs./person/day

SMMP Prescriptive Compliance Path

Facility

Tier 1: (1 point)

Tier 2: (1 point)

E-waste Recycling

(processing electronic waste to remove electronics from the waste stream)

Recover 25 percent of total electronic waste generated

Recover 40 percent of total electronic waste generated

Mixed Waste MRF (processing mixed MSW or commercial waste to remove recyclables from the waste stream)

Recover greater than 25 percent of the total waste stream (MSW)

Recover greater than 40 percent of the total waste stream (MSW)

Single stream recycling (processing source-separated materials collected in one bin)

Recover at least 50 percent of the total paper, metal, glass and plastic recycling stream

Recover at least 60 percent of the total paper, metal, glass and plastic recycling stream

Dual stream recycling (processing source-separated materials collected in two or more)

Recover at least 75 percent of the fiber stream and 50 percent of the non-fiber stream

Recover at least 85 percent of the fiber stream and 75 percent of the non-fiber stream

C&D Recycling Mixed

(Mixed C&D processing)

Recover 60 percent or more of the C&D stream

Recover 75 percent or more of the C&D stream

C&D Recycling Source Separated

(processing source-separated materials)

Recover 80 percent or more of the C&D stream

Recover 95 percent or more of the C&D stream


C&D Recycling numbers must utilize measured, verified data or certify to a program that verifies data. Applies to the following credits: WGP Prerequisite 1, WGP Credit 3, SWC Credit 2, PCR Credit 1, PCR Credit 2.

Potential Strategies:

●      The facility has and uses the following processing/sorting technology:

o   Inspection and potential presort occurs on the Tip Floor.

o   Shredding and sizing of materials.

o   Positive pick belt sort – A conveyor belt is used to present material to laborers in an effort to recover recyclable materials. Conveyor belts should move at a rate that optimizes sorting effectiveness and worker safety.

o   Negative pick belt sort – A conveyor is used to present material and laborers remove contaminants, such as organics, from the belt prior to recycling. Conveyor belts should move at a rate that optimizes sorting effectiveness and worker safety.

o   Mechanical Screening.

o   Optical sorting.

■      Magnetic (ferrous metal)

■      Eddy Current (non-ferrous metal)

■      Air classification

■      Robotic

■      Quality Assurance/Quality Control

 

●      The facility has and uses a daily maintenance program to maintain the effectiveness of the sorting process. 

●      The facility has and uses best practices for the bale storage area.


[1] The SWEEP per capita disposal calculation methodology will be detailed in the Certification Manual and accompanying certification tools. 

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