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[GreenYes] Re: Commercial (business) recycling - new program



Hi Eric ~

In my county, the cities, villages and towns are the "Responsible Units" as defined by state law for the implementation of recycling. As an example of a local ordinance, the City of Madison recycling ordinance is found in chapter 10.18 on the web page http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=50000&sid=49.

The City has had a consultant do studies in several neighborhoods to find out the participation rate. In both areas studied, it is my understanding that virtually all households placed recyclables out during the time periods studied. While the city will collect from businesses that put out recyclables in the container used by the city, larger businesses and apartment complexes tend to contract with private haulers, who are also required to recycle.

Best wishes,

John

PS ~ Towns are rural unincorporated areas, generally with the same boundaries as townships, and generally areas of six by six miles. Dane County has 34 towns, and 27 cities and villages.

PPS ~ To complicate things, before the state made recycling mandatory, my county also made recycling mandatory, and again placed the responsibility on cities, villages and towns. Our county requirement is on the Internet at http://www.co.dane.wi.us/pdfdocs/ordinances/ord041.pdf. I would also be glad to send you the links to the state recycling law and state administrative code on mandatory recycling.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Eric Lombardi [mailto:eric@no.address]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 6:35 PM
>To: Reindl, John; 'Megan'; 'GreenYes'
>Subject: RE: [GreenYes] Re: Commercial (business) recycling - new
>program
>
>
>John,
>
>I'd like to read your mandatory recycling ordinance. Is it online
>somewhere?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Eric
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: GreenYes@no.address
>[mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
>Of Reindl, John
>Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 7:23 AM
>To: Megan; GreenYes
>Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Commercial (business) recycling - new program
>
>
>Hi Megan ~
>
>We have made recycling manadatory for all businesses, as well as all
>households, apartment dwellings, schools, government offices, etc.
>
>By being mandatory, it helps the economies of scale.
>
>Best wishes,
>
>John
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On
>>Behalf Of Megan
>>Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 9:24 AM
>>To: GreenYes
>>Subject: [GreenYes] Commercial (business) recycling - new program
>>
>>
>>
>>A new program to offer (voluntary) commercial recycling services in
>>Boise is in the works and making progress... Quick question:
> Of those
>>of you implementing similar programs, how do you sign-up
>customers? Do
>>you require a waste audit first? Survey the business? How
>do you sell
>>them a service that will cost them more money per month (particularly
>>customers with the lowest level of service)?
>>
>>Our concern is that businesses may not be aware of the recyclable
>>materials they generate or the volume. We don't want them to sign up
>>for too little or too much service (we see this happen all the time
>>when it comes to waste generation). However, we also don't want to
>>slow down progress by making businesses wait for an audit unless it is
>>necessary. Thoughts?
>>
>>All suggestions are appreciated.
>>
>>Thanks!
>>Megan
>>
>>
>>>
>>
>
>>
>
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