To ensure recycling weights are accurately recorded in diversion tracking reports.
Request that the hauler identify contamination percentage and/or weights in the recycling stream(s). Include weight as landfill or incineration (WTE) in the diversion calculations and reports. Make a note of the issue (e.g. if it’s from a specific container, area, or building) and schedule additional outreach, education, or training in that specific location.
Contact vendors to identify percentage of contamination received with recyclables from your facility that were pulled out and landfilled or incinerated. In addition, vendors may identify higher amounts of contamination in recyclables from a particular area/building that needs additional attention for outreach, education and training. Set up system to gather this information on a regular basis and to add contamination weights back into landfill/incineration (WTE) totals. Ensure employees understand what commodity goes in which designated container through continual education and training. For hauler commingled, single-stream, or “Dirty” material recovery facilities (MRFs) include specifications that the residue after processing your materials is less than 10%.
- Narrative describing the methodology used to correct diversion calculations and reports.
- Diversion data/report showing contamination amounts being added to landfill or incineration (WTE) totals.
- Documentation from hauler showing contamination percentage in the recycling stream.
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