The Municipal Market SWEEP Standard evaluates the environmental, economic and social aspects of providing municipal solid waste services. The standard will be achievable by municipal governments of all sizes and covers a range of activities, whether contracted out to waste industry companies, or provided by municipal employees.
The Municipal and Industry Standards are composed of 6Performance Categories ,designed to comprehensively address sustainable waste management from intention (policy) through to implementation and verification (data collection):
- Sustainable Material Management Policy(SMMP)
- Waste Generation and Prevention(WGP)
- Solid Waste Collection (SWC)
- Post-Collection Recovery (PCR)
- Post-Collection Disposal (PCD)
In addition to the 6 core Performance Categories, a separate Innovation performance category will recognize measures and approaches that are beyond best practice.
Within the Performance Categories, credit is given for specific measurable and verified actions. Credits under these Performance Categories are organized by
Key Performance Indicators(KPIs):
- Efficiency and Effectiveness
- Environmental Performance
- Economic Performance
- Public Participation, Working Conditions and Social Impact
KPIs define the framework through which success is measured.
Credits are defined actions designed to meet the goals of SWEEP that are documented by entities seeking certification and verified by an independent certification body approved by SWEEP. At the outset, SWEEP may perform the certification activity.
SWEEP credits are structured as follows:
Intent: States the underlying purpose of the credit (the “Why”).
Requirements: Describes the specific actions the applicant needs to take to achieve credit toward certification (the “What”).
Potential Strategies: Examples of how to achieve the Requirement(s) (the “How”). Strategies are for reference only; projects are not required to follow the examples given.
Detailed documentation requirements, calculation methodologies, default values and other key information about achieving SWEEP credits are found in a separate Certification Manual* that may be purchased from SWEEP.
The following volunteer professionals dedicated many hours to developing the draft standard and SWEEP deeply appreciates their efforts and their expertise.
|Steering Committee Member||Organization|
|Bob Gedert||National Recycling Coalition|
|Michael Mignano||International Brotherhood of Teamsters|
|Susan Robinson||Waste Management|
|Jim Thompson||Waste Business Journal|
|Duncan Watson||Northeast Resource Recovery Association|
|Rob Watson||Upland Road LLC|
|Industry Standard Committee Member||Organization|
|Will Flower||Winters Bros.|
|Sarah Bolton||Blue Ridge Services|
|Susan Moulton||Waste Management|
|Bill Keegan||Dem-Con. Company|
|Municipal Standard Committee Member||Organization|
|Jeff Azano-Brown||Wellesley MA|
|Ms. Kim Braun||Culver City, CA|
|George Payba||Los Angeles|
|Annie White||Washington DC|
|Jordan Fengel||State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)|
*NOTE:The SWEEP Certification Manual will be developed during the Pilot Phase.
Interested in learning more about how the SWEEP certification process can help your local government and materials management company become more sustainable and/or save money? Comment below or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about all the benefits that come with SWEEP Membership, head to https://lnkd.in/d6mQeTjC