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[GreenYes] Re: Getting Haulers to Recycle More


Many large chains fight like crazy to keep their cardboard recycling data
secret, or at least confidential, because they feel it is a direct indicator
of how well (or not well) their stores are doing and they don¹t want their
competition to know. A number of companies even keep baled cardboard inside
until the time of pickup and it¹s often under cover of darkness.

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<http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com>
Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
P.O. Box 4037
Philadelphia, PA 19118

215-247-3090 (desk)
215-432-8225 (cell)

<http://www.gpcrc.com>

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on 3/3/07 5:54 AM, Mike Morin at mikemorin@no.address wrote:

> The Capitalist Econometric Growth Model judges their success by the amount
> of trash that they generate.
>
>
> Workin' for peace and cooperation,
>
> Mike Morin
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>
>> From: Nancy Poh <mailto:nancypoh@no.address>
>>
>> To: Brad.Wolbert@no.address
>>
>> Cc: greenyes@no.address ; Cynthia.Moore@no.address ;
>> Cynthia.Moore@no.address
>>
>> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 12:29 AM
>>
>> Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Getting Haulers to Recycle More
>>
>>
>> If the haulers cannot get their customers to recycle, a good way to get
>> around it is through the church or any non profit organization as they are
>> always looking for ways to raise funds. Eg, if a religious body is able to
>> encourage their members to collect and bring recyclable waste at least once
>> a month for the purpose of raising fund there should be some responses. The
>> haulers can be there to collect the recyclable waste and pass out
>> educational material on recycling.
>>
>> This is how members of the following religious body is raising fund in our
>> neighbourhood. They get a good deal from a recycling firm and volunteer to
>> sort recyclable waste delivered by residents to a designated park in the
>> neighbourhood every 3rd Sunday of the month.
>>
>> http://www.tzuchi.org/global/
>>
>> Rgds
>> Nancy
>> http://greenbeings.netfirms.com
>>
>>
>> <-----Original Message----->
>>> >From: Wolbert, Brad - DNR [Brad.Wolbert@no.address]
>>> >Sent: 3/3/2007 1:20:48 AM
>>> >To: greenyes@no.address
>>> >Cc: Cynthia.Moore@no.address;Cynthia.Moore@no.address
>>> >Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Re: Getting Haulers to Recycle More
>>> >
>>> >Gretchen -- Wisconsin has long had a requirement on its books that
>>> licensed
>>> >waste haulers must comply with the statutory prohibitions on land disposal
>>> of
>>> >items ranging from lead-acid batteries, waste oil, yard waste and major
>>> >appliances (absolute bans) to newspaper, cardboard, magazines, office
>>> paper,
>>> >tires, and bottles and cans (except for incidental amounts originating
>>> from a
>>> >region with an effective recycling program). Relevant statute is s.
>>> 287.07,
>>> >Wis. Stats.: http://www.legis..state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0287.pdf
>>> >
>>> >In addition, Wisconsin recently instituted a rule requiring licensed
>>> waste
>>> >haulers to notify their customers in writing at the time services begin,
>>> and at
>>> >least once per year therafter, of the need to comply with state and local
>>> laws
>>> >requiring all residential and commercial generators to recycle. We have
>>> >enforced this requirement in several instances where notification was not
>>> being
>>> >made. Haulers are also required by law to provide municipalities with
>>> weights
>>> >of recyclable materials collected from that municipality, maintain the
>>> >separation and cleanliness of collected recyclables, and produce
>>> documentation
>>> >that collected recyclables have been delivered to brokers, processors or
>>> end
>>> >users upon request by the Department. Haulers are NOT required, currently,
>>> to
>>> >"police" their customers by examining waste loads and enforcing the
>>> recycling
>>> >rules on their clients. (In general, they won't pick up a major appliance
>>> >because they know the landfill will refuse disposal. Unfortunately, the
>>> same
>>> >can't be said about a load with a lot of cardboard or beverage
>>> containers.)
>>> >
>>> >The hauler rules are at s. NR 502.06, Wisconsin Administrative Code:
>>> >http://www.legis..state.wi.us/rsb/code/nr/nr502.pdf
>>> >
>>> >Brad Wolbert - Hydrogeologist
>>> >Wisconsin DNR
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >At 10:17 AM 3/1/2007, Brewer, Gretchen (DEP) wrote:
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >MassDEP is conducting a brief informal survey of states, counties and
>>> >municipalities that regulate, permit, or have voluntary agreements with
>>> solid
>>> >waste and recycling haulers aimed at getting haulers and their customers,
>>> >especially commercial generators, to recycle more. What are the
>>> requirements or
>>> >choices haulers have within these models relative to: outreach and
>>> education to
>>> >customers on recycling requirements; providing incentives (such as rebates
>>> and
>>> >revenue/profit sharing based on commodity sales); reporting to customers
>>> and/or
>>> >agencies on amounts recycled, composted, or trashed; providing recycling
>>> >services (such as parallel access); and any other thoughts. We are
>>> currently
>>> >working on exploring the possibility of a voluntary certification program
>>> for
>>> >haulers and these examples would be helpful for us. Thanks.
>>> >
>>> >Gretchen Brewer
>>> >Bureau of Waste Prevention
>>> >Planning & Evaluation
>>> >MassDEP
>>> >One Winter St, 8 fl
>>> >Boston, MA 02108
>>> >617-654-6594
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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