• Press Release: RRS Appoints Timpane Affiliate Vice President

    January 27, 2015

    RRS Appoints New Affiliate Vice President January 27, 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability and recycling consultancy, RRS, announced today that Michael Timpane has joined the firm as Affiliate Vice President, effectively immediately. Mr. Timpane comes to RRS from Waste Management, Inc. where he served as Director of Municipal Recycling and Diversion, providing technical recycling […]

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  • 4 Tips for Creating a Better Waste Management Plan

    March 11, 2015

    4 Tips for Creating a Better Waste Management Plan Recycling and waste management should be implemented as a resource management system, not a waste management system. As recycling programs began to be implemented in the 1970s and 1980s they were thought of as part of the solid waste collection system. Recycling programs were expected to […]

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  • Cool Thing by RRS: Mobile App for Set-Out Rate Study

    March 17, 2015

    Cool thing by RRS:  Mobile App for Set-Out Rate Study In-person data gathering.  This doesn’t stir up images of “cool”.  It more likely stirs up images of clipboards, pencils and transcribing data into a spreadsheet. Heading into a recent project with Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, our project team was thinking about various ways to gather […]

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  • Slide Deck: C&D World 2015

    April 2, 2015

    The C&D World 2015 Exhibition & Conference took place in the capital of country mush, Nashville, TN, this past March 28-31. RRS’ President JD Lindeberg took to the stage and provided insight on the Top Ten Considerations for a Successful C&D Processing Start Up. The presentation was created in collaboration with RRS’ Affiliate VP, Michael […]

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  • Negotiating the Single-Stream

    April 3, 2015

    Part 1 in a series, reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling magazine April 2015 issue. Click here for PDF: Negotiating the Single-Stream Read part 2 in the series: Master and Commander of the MRF

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  • Calculating Access: A Critical Measure Toward True Recyclability

    April 30, 2015

    Calculating Access: A Critical Measure Toward True Recyclability Do you have recycling at your home? At your workplace? What about your friend in the apartment building around the corner? Or your cousin in the next town over? The variety of responses to these simple questions provide a glimpse into the complex landscape of access to […]

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  • Slide Decks: Conference Board Sustainability Summit 2015

    May 1, 2015

    RRS and Dow Discuss the New American Frontier of Material Recovery The U.S. is behind the world when it comes to reuse and recycling – that is no secret. Corporate sustainability officers have shied away from focusing on recycling targets because they appear complicated, metrics can have regional variation, or they score low on materiality […]

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  • Master and Commander

    May 6, 2015

    Master and Commander of the MRF Part 2 in a series, reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling magazine, May 2015 issue. Download full article here: Master and Commander of the MRF Reread part 1 in the series: Negotiating the Single Stream

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  • Green Bash

    May 6, 2015

    Green Bash Look, if you don’t like my parties, you can leave in a huff. If that’s too soon, leave in a minute and a huff. – Groucho Marx This continent likes to party around the pool, in the park, on the porch, in boats, around campfires, and before the game. Just about anywhere and any […]

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  • Slide Deck: NW&RA Webinar

    May 18, 2015

    NW&RA Webinar: The Costs of Recycling The National Waste & Recycling Association(NW&RA) hosted The Costs of Recycling webinar featuring William P. Moore, President of Moore & Associates, Michael Timpane, Affiliate Vice President of RRS, and Anne M. Germain, P.E., BCEE, Director of Waste & Recycling Technology for NW&RA. The webinar shared the costs of recycling […]

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