Municipal SMMP Draft Credit 4: Advanced Comprehensive Sustainable Materials Management Policy (x points)


To collect up-to-date data to support development and evaluation of effective sustainable materials management programs.


Develop and adopt a policy to regularly collect data on the generation and characterization of all materials collected in the municipality that includes the following elements:

  • Regular collection of waste characterization and volume data
  • Collection and treatment of organics
  • Energy and contamination standards for material recovery facilities (MRFs)
  • Research, Development & Deployment (RD&D) incentive and education program for advanced sustainable material management technology and products for recovered materials
  • Landfill material ban(s)

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