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3. Issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to attract mission-based or worker owned recycling and
composting operators capable of meeting Baltimore’s need for expanded collections.The RFP
should include: Long Term Contract (10 years+); inclusion of community benefits in evaluation
criteria; hiring, living wages, benefits, and career pathways; preference for local markets; recovery
of quality materials; economic development; community-based social marketing; and resource
management, performance-based contracting incentives.29 [Previous experience with
implementing successful zero waste initiatives should be highly valued.]
4.Establish source-separated recycling and organics collection in all City facilities. All public trash
containers should be accompanied by a recycling container of equivalent or larger size. Organics
containers should be added anywhere food is served.
5.Establish a Sustainable Purchasing Committee to promote sustainable purchasing of products
and services (durable/reusable products, recycled-content paper, mulch, locally produced
products) and follow the Precautionary Principle.30 Support the use of cooperative purchasing
programs through City procurement policies to buy recycled products.
Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste