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[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.


<-----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
>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
>tires, and bottles and cans (except for incidental amounts originating
from a
>region with an effective recycling program). Relevant statute is s.
>Wis. Stats.:
>In addition, Wisconsin recently instituted a rule requiring licensed
>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
>of recyclable materials collected from that municipality, maintain the
>separation and cleanliness of collected recyclables, and produce
>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
>rules on their clients. (In general, they won't pick up a major
>because they know the landfill will refuse disposal. Unfortunately, the
>can't be said about a load with a lot of cardboard or beverage
>The hauler rules are at s. NR 502.06, Wisconsin Administrative Code:
>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
>waste and recycling haulers aimed at getting haulers and their
>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
>services (such as parallel access); and any other thoughts. We are
>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
>One Winter St, 8 fl
>Boston, MA 02108

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