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Municipal SMMP Draft Credit 2: Adoption of Diversion and Recycling Goals (x points)

Intent:

Increase recycling, composting and other beneficial utilization of waste.

Requirements:

Contract with a SWEEP Certified waste services provider that addresses the following requirements.

Or

Adopt a policy that sets recycling and landfill diversion goals that exceed U.S. national average recycling and diversion rates as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency. Policy must require publicly reporting achieved recycling/diversion goals.

  • Tier 1: Adopt a policy goal to achieve recycling and diversion rates 10% higher than the national average recycling rate
  • Tier 2: Adopt a policy goal to achieve recycling and diversion rates 20% higher than the national average recycling rate.

Policy must adopt or reference the SWEEP Diversion Calculation Methodologyand SWEEP Guidelines for Waste Characterization and Waste Generation Studies[1]as the basis of the calculations.

Alternative Compliance Path: (For discussion)

  • Tier 1: Adopt a policy goal to achieve recycling and diversion rates 10% higher than the municipality’s state average and develop and submit a plan to achieve 10% higher than national average diversion within a period of 3-5 years.
  • Tier 2: Adopt a policy goal to achieve recycling and diversion rates 20% higher than the state average and develop and submit a plan to achieve 20% higher than national average diversion within a period of 3-5 years.

 

[1]SWEEP Methodologies are under development.

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