GAIA Zero Waste MasterPlan - Flipbook - Page 42
42 The Zero Waste Masterplan
8. Encourage Education and Community
Connection. A contract can specify ways to
connect the recycling program deeper into
a. Community MRF tours are an extremely
effective method of engaging residents
around the nuances of recycling.
b. Education requirements usually
include an annual mailing, website,
apps to help the residents participate
and social media. A detailed process
should be established for how the city’s
communications team and the service
providers work together.
c. Haulers and processors should be
required to provide data to the City to
help target outreach and track progress,
such as contamination and participation
d. Haulers and processors can be required
to provide recycling at a specified
number of community events and
service for municipal buildings and
End Market: A manufacturer or secondary processor that uses recycled feedstock to create
Liquidated Damages: A contractual mechanism for applying agreed-upon financial penalties
for each incident in which a contractor fails to meet performance standards (including
operational, customer service and reporting).
Material Recovery Facility (MRF): A processing facility where recycling is sorted and
marketed to end-markets.
Revenue Share: A fixed “processing fee” that covers the processor’s expenses and profit.
The processor pays a revenue share (typically 80%) or rebate to the city based on the
amount of recyclables delivered, the composition of commodities including contamination,
and the value of the commodities for that month.
Request for Proposal (RFP): Typically used to solicit bids for city or institutional services.