Editable-Baltimore's Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste - Flipbook - Page 42
1. Mandate source-separation of recyclable materials on-site and recycling of all discarded materials from
construction, remodeling, and demolition projects (75% diversion of target materials/100% diversion of
concrete and asphalt) through the building permit process. Require certification of diversion levels of the
recycling facilities used and hold deposits that would be returned upon proof of recycling. Require small
haulers, anchor institutions, manufacturers, and others to report where they take the materials they collect
2. Promote facilities and businesses certified as TRUE Zero Waste and encourage others to be certified.
3. Establish space requirements for recycling, composting, and trash in planning and building permits to
facilitate the collection of those materials separately.
4. Require deconstruction of commercial buildings and retain industrial-zoned buildings for use by local
5. Support local construction debris recycling and/or transfer facilities by aiding them in the siting and
6. Develop resource recovery centers around the city where residents and small haulers can drop off a full
range of products such as packaging and materials (e.g. bulky goods, furniture, clothes, toys, recyclables and
compostables) to make it easier for people to do the right thing.
7. Partner with federal, state, and local economic and community development agencies and programs to
expand local markets for reused products, recycled materials, and compost products. Use traditional
economic development tools (e.g. low interest loans, siting and permitting assistance) to help existing
businesses to expand or to attract new businesses.
Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste