Municipal SWC Draft Credit 1: Alternative Collection Options for Recyclable and Compostable Products and Materials (x points)


Provide various collection methods for recyclable and discarded materials


Demonstrate access for 80 percent or more of your customers to one or more of the following collection options for recyclable and compostable materials:

  • Pick-up programs: curbside (frequency, scope)
    • e.g. Weekly curbside pick-up of recyclables.
  • Drop-off programs/facilities (accessibility; proximity; hours of operation)
  • Safety, cleanliness features of collection programs/facilities
  • Street bins: Coverage, servicing, materials collected, color-coding/identification
  • Contamination percentage in recycling and/or composting receptacles
  • Extent of source separation in collection practices

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