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I believe the official number from industry is $44 billion including C and D. I think this is low. I would like to look at the official methodology used but never have gotten around to it. Perhaps this can be a student thesis. My estimate is $70 Billion. I think there are a lot of informal economic exchanges in this sector. I think C and D and commercial costs are under reported. My estimate comes from talking to selected industry members. Not random and not scientific. Let's call them impressions.

These estimates are gross income. With regard to profits--- Large companies tend to have 30% profit goals; smaller companies 10-15%.

Neil Seldman
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Washington, DC


On Dec 28, 2005, at 7:27 AM, GreenYes group wrote:


GreenYes
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes
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Today's topics:

* NM Conference - Call for Abstracts - 1 messages, 1 author
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/ 3c48702924834ebf
* Value of garbage contracts in the US - 3 messages, 3 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/ d50bb39c456582af
* Requirements for onsite garbage/recycling storage space at busine sses - 2
messages, 2 authors
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/ 8313cc29addc5ea3

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TOPIC: NM Conference - Call for Abstracts
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/ 3c48702924834ebf
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== 1 of 1 ==
Date: Tues, Dec 27 2005 10:48 am
From: "Brewer, Gretchen, NMENV"

Managing Waste in the Wide Open Spaces

Loads of Opportunity


Rural Recycling Transfer Disposal Diversion
Arid Climate


A Joint Conference hosted by New Mexico Recycling Coalition and The New
Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North
America


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


On June 12-15, 2006, a regional joint conference hosted by the New
Mexico Recycling Coalition and the Roadrunner Chapter of the Solid Waste
Association of North America will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This will be the most comprehensive, informative and economical
conference of recycling and waste management issues in the rural and
arid West.

Keynote speakers, lectures, panel discussions, and roundtables in the
categories listed below will be selected. To initiate your
participation as a speaker, experts from industry, academia, government,
recyclers and consultants are invited to submit papers describing
research, applications, tools and case studies. Approximately 30
minutes are provided for each presentation, including questions and
responses.

We are especially interested in the following TOPICS (with suggested
subtopics):

Managing the Open Spaces: Tools to Improve Operational Efficiencies

* Curbside versus drop-off centers
* Economics of various collection / transfer / recycling equipment

* Automated collection
* Combining collection / transfer / marketing among communities
* Safety issues
* Training issues
* Commercial recycling audits
* Geographical challenges
* Tribal operations
* College and University recycling
* Institutional, lab and corporate recycling

Profitable Scrap-Finding the Money in Recycling

* How to
* Reuse / buy recycled / recycled products
* Green retailers
* Hard to recycle items and programs
* E-waste recovery
* NAFTA issues / Border issues
* Green building


Expansive Possibilities in Processing


* Material recovery facilities

* C & D recycling
* Organics diversion / grinding / composting
* Disposal
* Tire processing

Pushing Their Buttons: Decision-makers' guide to Advocacy

* Legislative trends / initiatives
* Environmental justice issues
* Bottle bill pros / cons
* Education and outreach
* How to present to elected officials
* Waste sheds
* New Mexico Recycling Awareness Month

When completing the application, please keep these points in mind:

1. How is your subject contemporary and relevant?
Explain what is new or unique about the information presented.

2. What specific benefits or advantages will attendees
gain from this topic? Be specific about the tools and techniques you
provide for attendees.

3. What will the participants be able to do as a result
of attending this session?

4. Provide examples of how the points presented can be
transferred to other organizations.

On your Abstract Submittal please include:

Contact Name:

Company:

Address:

City, State, Zip:

Phone:

Fax:

Email:

Web Site:

Title:

AV Needs:

2-3 Paragraph Description Of Your Talk

Submit your Abstract:

Mail to NMRC, PO Box 24364, Santa Fe, NM 87502

FAX to 505-466-6266

Call for Info: 505-983-4470

E-mail to English@no.address
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Submit online at www.recyclenewmexico.com/conference06.htm
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SUBMISSIONS DUE BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2006

Presenters will receive free Conference admission for one day. For more
information about the conference, please go to www.recyclenewmexico.com
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TOPIC: Value of garbage contracts in the US
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/ d50bb39c456582af
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== 1 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Dec 27 2005 2:17 pm
From: Ann Schneider

This reporter is looking for a figure on how many billions of dollars the
garbage industry makes. I think it might help her if the figures are
broken down by state and by garbage/recycling.

If you have this information or can point her to some websites, please
send the response to her email address.

She is on deadline for an issue going to press the end of this week (Dec.
30)

Thanks,

Ann Schneider
Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Zero Waste Committee
Mtn. View, CA


--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Vrinda Normand" <vrinda@no.address>
To: schneiderann@no.address
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 17:29:20 -0800
Subject: garbage money
Message-ID: <fc.000f4bd400ed46ea000f4bd400ed46ea.ed46eb@no.address>

Hi Ann,

How many billions of dollars a year does the garbage industry make? Do
you know where I can find this figure?

Thanks,
Vrinda Normand
Silicon Valley Metro Newspaper
408-200-1349



== 2 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Dec 27 2005 4:04 pm
From: Anne Peters

Try the editors at Waste Age magazine - www.wasteage.com I have a copy
at hand -- I see the editorial director is BillWolpin,
bwolpin@no.address, 770-618-0112 or Editor Stephen Ursery,
sursery@no.address 770-618-0201.

I haven't seen that number for a while. Let us know what you find out,
Vrinda.
Anne Peters
Gracestone, Inc.
Boulder, CO
303.494.4934 vox
303.494.4880 fax

Ann Schneider wrote:

This reporter is looking for a figure on how many billions of dollars the
garbage industry makes. I think it might help her if the figures are
broken down by state and by garbage/recycling.

If you have this information or can point her to some websites, please
send the response to her email address.

She is on deadline for an issue going to press the end of this week (Dec.
30)

Thanks,

Ann Schneider
Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Zero Waste Committee
Mtn. View, CA


--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Vrinda Normand" <vrinda@no.address>
To: schneiderann@no.address
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 17:29:20 -0800
Subject: garbage money
Message-ID: <fc.000f4bd400ed46ea000f4bd400ed46ea.ed46eb@no.address>

Hi Ann,

How many billions of dollars a year does the garbage industry make? Do
you know where I can find this figure?

Thanks,
Vrinda Normand
Silicon Valley Metro Newspaper
408-200-1349










== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Dec 27 2005 3:38 pm
From: David Biddle





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TOPIC: Requirements for onsite garbage/recycling storage space at busine sses
http://groups.google.com/group/GreenYes/browse_thread/thread/ 8313cc29addc5ea3
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== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Tues, Dec 27 2005 3:03 pm
From: "McLaughlin, Anne"

Dear GreenYes-ers,

Happy holidays from the rainy City of Roses. We're looking for some advice
from the rest of you (and from anyone else you may refer us to).

The City of Portland is looking at ways to prohibit, or at least reduce the
number of, Dumpsters and other garbage & recycling (G/R) containers
permanently sitting on public sidewalks (i.e., public right-of-way). Our
current regulations aren't working very well.

We are asking you for information and/or contacts for other cities to see
what good solutions you might have found. We are thinking that it's
probably done through your planning and zoning regulations, by requiring
property owners to provide G/R storage space on their own properties, and
including specs for that storage space. But if you have any other workable
system, we'd like to know that. We're interested in what the regulations
are, and how and by what agency they are enforced.

Even for new buildings, Portland's codes do not require that developers set
aside any indoor, or even outdoor, space for onsite storage of G/R
containers. *If* onsite storage is included, it must meet safety
requirements. And the planning and zoning code requires that if such
storage is outdoors, it must be screened and landscaped. However, the
screening/landscaping requirements are often not actually observed.

In older buildings, the problem of G/R containers being stored on sidewalks
also arises in several circumstances. One is older buildings where there
may never have been much/any onsite storage space for G/R containers, either
indoor or outdoor. These include apartment buildings as well as other
businesses.

Other circumstances are older buildings which are remodeled into new uses
but without taking adequate steps to accommodate onsite garbage/recycling
storage space. In some cases the remodeling may even reduce or eliminate
the onsite G/R storage area, "forcing" the business to place their G/R
containers on the sidewalk. Sometimes, a business and its hauler agree to
consolidate the business' waste into a large sidewalk Dumpster, replacing
several smaller garbage carts which had been stored in indoor spaces and
rolled outdoors on pickup days. This can be an attractive option to both
hauler and customer because it's less work for both and pickup frequency may
be decreased, so the customer's cost is less.

[Note: Portland's regulatory system for commercial hauling is based on
private haulers in a competitive free market, with about 50 haulers
competing for over 15,000 customers. Haulers often bend over backwards to
seek or retain customers, and many have difficulty coping with requirements
that they feel may put them at a competitive disadvantage. For more
background on the regulatory system, see
http://www.sustainableportland.org/sw_com_history.pdf]

So how can we make progress toward having G/R containers stored indoors, or
at least onsite with screening and landscaping? Any leads you can provide
will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for whatever you can offer. Anne McL

Anne McLaughlin,
City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
Program

721 NW 9th Ave, Rm. 350, Portland OR 97209-3447
Phone 503-823-7061 Fax 503-823-4562
Usual work schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Visit our website at
http://www.sustainableportland.org/default.asp?sec=recycle&pg=home

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== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Wed, Dec 28 2005 12:12 am
From: Alan Muller

At 03:03 PM 12/27/2005 -0800, McLaughlin, Anne wrote:

Dear GreenYes-ers,

Happy holidays from the rainy City of Roses. We're looking for some advice
from the rest of you (and from anyone else you may refer us to).

The City of Portland is looking at ways to prohibit, or at least reduce the
number of, Dumpsters and other garbage & recycling (G/R) containers
permanently sitting on public sidewalks (i.e., public right-of-way). Our
current regulations aren't working very well.

We are asking you for information and/or contacts for other cities to see
what good solutions you might have found. We are thinking that it's
probably done through your planning and zoning regulations, by requiring
property owners to provide G/R storage space on their own properties, and
including specs for that storage space. But if you have any other workable
system, we'd like to know that. We're interested in what the regulations
are, and how and by what agency they are enforced.

Why *would* containers be allowed to stand permanently on public
sidewalks? I thought all jurisdictions had regulations on use of such
public right-of-way.... (I'm sure that the basic pattern around here is
that a permit is needed to put a dumpster at the curb--say--for a project
such as a roof tearoff. The time allowed is limited. And this would
normally be in a parking area, not a traffic lane or sidewalk.) I would
think that if the political will exists to make and enforce suitable rules,
the property owners will be forced to find alternatives. But maybe I don't
understand.

Regards,

Alan

Alan Muller, Executive Director
Green Delaware
Box 69
Port Penn, DE 19731 USA
(302)834-3466
fax (302)836-3005
greendel@no.address
www.greendel.org




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