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



Portland has a similar mandate, covering everything but "residential"
(residential = defined as single-family thru four-plex). Ours is one of the
websites you can visit to glean ideas.


Anne McLaughlin, City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development, Solid
Waste & Recycling Program
A better future. A better now.

721 NW 9th Ave, Rm. 350, Portland OR 97209-3447
Interoffice Mail: Bldg. 921, Rm. 350
mailto:amclaughlin@no.address
Phone 503-823-7061 Fax 503-823-4562
Usual work schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Our office is on Tri-Met Line 77, and the Portland Streetcar line. Get
schedule info at http://go.tri-met.org/cgi-bin/plantrip.cgi and
http://www.nextbus.com/predictor/publicMap.shtml?a=portsc.
Visit our website at
http://www.sustainableportland.org/default.asp?sec=recycle&pg=home

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-----Original Message-----
From: Reindl, John [mailto:Reindl@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 6:23 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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