Government Support for Community Composting Part 4: A Menu of Options – Zoning, Grants, and Contracts

Date: 18 Nov 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Part 4 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series features a menu of options local governments can consider to support community-scale composting activities, from zoning updates to small grants and direct contracts.… Read More

Model State Legislation: Funding Waste Diversion and On-Farm Composting via a Disposal Surcharge

Date: 15 Jun 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A per-ton surcharge on waste disposed is a funding mechanism with a proven track record of raising funds to reduce and recycle waste. This model bill serves to address the need for state investment into waste reduction and diversion programs and infrastructure by establishing major grant funding based on a nominal surcharge on waste disposal. This document is intended for use as a template for a bill that any state can adapt and introduce.… Read More

Momentum Building, Dual Stream Recycling Communities

Recent momentum has seen a reversion to dual stream recycling in assorted communities across the United States.  This update provides detailed information on three towns in Long Island that have recently reverted to dual stream recycling. Additional updates on dual stream efforts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida are also included.  … Read More

Single Stream/Dual Stream: Contending Approaches to Recycling in the US

Date: 13 Jan 2022 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After two decades of a headlong rush to single stream recycling collection programs across the US, are they still the best positioned to take us into the new recycling future we’re in the process of designing? Or do other approaches such as dual stream collection offer some important advantages?… Read More

Municipal Broadband Advocates Win Major Victory in Ohio

Date: 29 Jun 2021 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Municipal broadband advocates in Ohio realized a major victory today when a bipartisan House and Senate conference committee released the final version of their state budget plan that added $250 million to expand broadband access in the Buckeye State and removed the anonymous budget amendment that would have effectively banned municipal broadband networks if passed into law.… Read More

Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Date: 9 Apr 2021 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Break Free from Plastic Bill seeks to address the problems of air, water and soil pollution from plastic waste.  But to do this, it includes Extended Producer Responsibility provisions that would force communities to cede control over their local recycling industries to the same large corporations that are responsible for designing and promoting the waste-generating products and packages.

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How The ReUse Corridor is Creating Wealth From Waste in Appalachia

Date: 31 Mar 2021 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The role of the ReUse Corridor has been to reverse the traditional linear investment in solid waste management that drains the potential resources of the Appalachian Region. Centered on the eight counties surrounding Athens (Hopkins County) in southern Ohio, including communities in Kentucky and West Virginia, the strength of the ReUse Corridor concept and practice is to restore access to and control over the resources that are now filling up local landfills and incinerators at great cost.

The Zero Waste program is based on sharing facilities, transportation and market information for recyclable and compostable materials and repaired products.… Read More

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