• USC: Best Practices and Program Improvements

    October 20, 2014

    The Client The University of South Carolina’s (USC) flagship campus is located in Columbia, South Carolina. USC is home to more than 31,000 students studying in 324 degree programs. The University is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that enhances human health and fosters a transition toward sustainability. The Challenge USC’s recycling program began […]

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  • MSU: On-Site Flex Facility

    October 21, 2014

    The Client Michigan State University (MSU) is the nation’s pioneer land-grant university. Founded in 1855, MSU is now home to 49,000 students and a faculty and staff of 11,000. A unit of Infrastructure Planning and Facilities, MSU’s Sustainability Office leads research, data collection, programming, outreach, and communications for the Be Spartan Green environmental stewardship initiative. […]

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  • Talking Local Recovery

    November 3, 2014

    Talking Local Recovery GI Joe said knowing is half the battle. I’m not sure he’s got his percentages correct, but the idea has merit. Look at top performing recycling programs across the country. Every one of them involves a number of well-run components that work together to create better recovery. Efficient collection, a broad suite […]

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  • Waste Recovery: Aligning Around Best Practices

    December 17, 2014

    Waste Recovery: Aligning Around Best Practices A Look Back and A Glimpse Forward Anyone who has looked at the national recycling rate for the United States in recent years is bound to use words like “stagnant” or “flat.” Lots of discussion has taken place at national, state and local levels on how to break out […]

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  • Meet the Modern MRF

    January 2, 2015

    Article reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling magazine November 2014 issue. Click here for PDF: Meet the Modern MRF – RR – Lindeberg Sandford – Nov 2014  

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  • Strength in Numbers

    January 2, 2015

    Article reprinted with permission from Resource Recycling magazine December 2014 issue. Click here for PDF: Strength in Numbers – RR – Burman – Dec 2014

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  • 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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  • Mecklenburg County, NC: Set-out Rate Study and Satisfaction Survey

    March 17, 2015

    THE CLIENT Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) is an umbrella organization providing many key services. LUESA works in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life through environmental stewardship and economic vitality. Solid waste services are a part of this and include landfill operations, recycling, waste reduction, and litter […]

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