Facilitate recycling and reduce waste generation and disposal in landfills by providing space for recyclable materials collection in outdoor areas.
- Conduct a waste stream study to estimate the amount of recyclable materials generated in outdoor areas, including:
- Co-locate collection containers for recyclables next to all trash receptacles
- Ensure that service is provided for collection of recyclable materials, or advocate for implementation of a local recycling program.
- Ensure the section of the site maintenance plan (see O+M P8.1: Plan for sustainable site maintenance) is complete and includes the processes for collecting recyclable materials on site.
Coordinate the size and function of the recycling areas with the anticipated collection services for glass, plastics, paper, and metals to maximize the effectiveness of the dedicated areas.