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

Intent:

Provide various collection methods for recyclable and discarded materials

Requirements:

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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