To reduce contamination and capture as much material as possible.
Clearly label and identify all receptacles for collected recyclables, compostables, landfill material, and other diversion streams as applicable. Employees, contractors, vendors, consultants, or anyone else working on-site are trained on what is acceptable in those receptacles (posters, verbal notification, training sessions, etc.). This includes desk recycling and any common area containers (e.g. break areas, conference rooms and cafe or cafeteria).
Describing the desired contents by communicating through photographs and words boosts understanding of commodity placement. There are many vendors of containers that give many different options. Rollout procedures after purchase of carts and bins should include: presentations at regular staff meetings to describe how the program works; presentations at safety or tailgate meetings regarding proper collection procedures; and posters and signs in appropriate places in the workplace promoting the program.
- Narrative on how the different types of waste are being collected and the labeling of receptacles. Narrative should also describe training procedures.
- Photographs of the containers and their labeling for the building being certified (optional).
- Documentation of training on sorting procedures (presentations, agendas, handouts).
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