Beyond the Basics: Municipal Recycling Contracts

Source: Recycling Today

In the last year or so, some municipalities and material recovery facility (MRF) operators have been renegotiating their recyclables processing contracts because of market fluctuations that have affected the value of recovered commodities.

RRS Vice President Michael Timpane, speaking during the Contracting Control session at the 2017 Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference, suggested contracts take into account the price of the sorting and cleaning services that MRFs provide. For recycling to be successful, he said, it must be based on a fee-for-service model.

Timpane addressed the evolving waste stream, escalating costs, educating residents, and incorporating best practices.

Read the full article by DeAnne Toto of Recycling Today here: Beyond the Basics