Re: Incentives in Recyclables Collection Contracts

From: paul ligon (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 21:05:10 EDT

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    Hi Jan--

    We're working with the City of Omaha to address the issue that you asked
    about below. If you're planning to attend the NRC, check out the
    contracting session on Tuesday to learn more about Omaha's (and several
    other organization's) efforts to "incentivize" diversion with more strategic
    contracting approaches. If you're not going to the NRC, give me a call or
    email for additional info/contacts (note different email address below).
    Talk to you soon.

    Paul Ligon
    Tellus Institute

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Janet C. Aceti <JAceti@CI.Cambridge.MA.US>
    To: <>; <>; <>
    Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 4:30 PM
    Subject: Incentives in Recyclables Collection Contracts

    Is anyone aware of communitities that have made use of positive
    incentives in recyclables collection contracts in order to motivate
    contractors to:

    1) Maximize tons of recyclables collected
    2) Provide excellent collection service (i.e. low number of missed
    pick ups, good follow up on pick ups that are missed, bins placed
    back so they don't obstruct sidewalks, rejection stickers used
    properly and consistently, etc., etc.).

    Thanks for your help.

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