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[GreenYes] Re: doucmented increases in tonnage when converting to single stream?


Title: [GreenYes] Re: doucmented increases in tonnage when converting to single stream?


I wasn't able to access the report, but when measuring the increase in
tonnage when converting to single stream, it is important to distinguish
between increase in tonnage collected and increase in tonnage actually
recycled. 

With respect to city and state recycling rates..... It's a mistake to
compare overall city or state recycling rates, since no two cities/states
measure the same items.


-----Original Message-----
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On Behalf
Of Jewell, Rebecca
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 12:52 PM
To: Blair Pollock; greenyes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] Re: doucmented increases in tonnage when converting to
single stream?


This may be a line on the answer to your question:
http://www.wastenews.com/rankings/mrs2006.html

Listing of cities' respective recycling rates, including program
information.

Interesting study...





Rebecca Jewell
Recycling Programs Manager
Davis Street Station for Material Recycling & Transfer
A Waste Management company
510-563-4214

Fun Fact: Waste Management recycled more than 5 million tons of commodities
last year; preventing the release of more than 3.4 million metric tons of
greenhouse gas emissions.




-----Original Message-----
From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address]On Behalf
Of Blair Pollock
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 9:07 AM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [GreenYes] doucmented increases in tonnage when converting to
single stream?


Hello all,
Merry, Happy Holy, Healthy:
We are investigating single stream curbside recycling and would like to know
the impact on collection tonnage of converting from other systems  - dual,
source sep. etc.
Is there any evidence about which element of conversion contributes most:

Adding a cart/switching away from bins/bags
Adding materials
Increased convenience in sorting
Other reasons that tonnage might increase from this conversion

We are aware of the downsides downstream and are taking that into account as
we talk to various MRFs
Thanks


Blair Pollock
Solid Waste Planner
Orange County Solid Waste Management Department
P.O. Box 17177
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-7177
(919) 968-2788 or direct: (919) 968-2800 x161
(919) 932-2900 fax
As of January 1, any business in North Carolina that sells alcoholic
beverages for on-premises consumption will have to have a recycling program.
Need help? OR know a business that might need help in Orange County? ASK US






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