Conservation Tools for Local Municipalities

Are you a local government employee or representative looking to make environmentally- friendly purchasing decisions for your municipality? The Environmental Protection Agency offers a number of valuable resources to help you do your job.

  1. The Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines can assist you in buying recycled materials for a variety of needs and projects.
  2. “Tools for Local Government Recycling Programs” is a EPA-based website ideal for community representatives looking to begin, maintain, or promote community recycling and waste reduction programs.
  3. Assistance with establishing Full Cost Accounting measures. Establishing this will provide you with valuable information for managing waste removal costs and identifying ways to streamline and save.
  4. Information about “Pay-As-You-Throw” programs. Establishing programs which charge based on the weight of trash being disposed of has been shown to increase recycling.
  5. Resources for Waste and Materials Exchanges. These exchanges provide municipalities with and opportunity to buy and sell recycled materials.

WasteCare Wants You to Remember: Whether you’re a government official from a small village or a big city there are many ways to galvanize your community to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I will benefit citizens for both today and tomorrow!