Model Bid Document for Seeking Residential Haulers
Attention Solid Waste Coordinators...
The District is pleased to offer municipalities a set of model bid specifications for use in soliciting trash, recycling and yard waste services. This model is designed to accommodate emerging changes in residential recycling by providing once-a-week trash collection and once-a-week recycling collection. The District would appreciate any comments or feedback regarding the model specifications.
The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Recycling
in the St. Louis area are documented in comprehensive studies
and the findings are highlighted in brochures.
Enviromental Benefits of Local Recycling
The Environmental Benefits of Recycling Study captures the local benefits of recycling, reuse and waste reduction by measuring and documenting the positive effects specific to the communities throughout the District. The findings of this study are highlighed in the Environmental Benefits of Recycling Brochure.
The environmental study was conducted by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments for the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. The study measurers and documents the positive environmental effects of recycling, reuse and waste reduction specifically for the areas encompassed within the District.
Economic Benefits of Local Recycling
The environmental study compliments the previously completed Economic Information Study, which was conducted by the University of Missouri for the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. This study offers valuable insight into the economic benefits of the recycling, reuse and remanufacturing industry in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. The findings of this study are highlighted in the Recycling Means Business.
Good News...The St. Louis Metropolitan Area Compares Favorably to the U.S. Average Regarding the Ecomomic Impact of the local Recycling, Reuse and Remanufacturing Industry.
While most people are aware of the environmental benefits of recycling, many are surprised at the economic benefits recycling provides, both locally and nationally.
There are thousands of jobs in the St. Louis region related to the collection, processing, and remanufacturing of new products made from recovered materials. These resources provide an economic opportunity that will continue to play a major role in our regional economy in the years ahead.
National Economic Benefits of Recycling
The U.S. Recycling Economic Information (REI) Study is an unprecedented national study that demonstrates the importance of recycling and reuse to the U.S. economy. The study, commissioned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and numerous states through a cooperative agreement with the National Recycling Coalition, clearly shows what many have known for a long timethat "Recycling is Working."
These documents are viewable using Adobe Acrobat Reader®. You may click the link to download a free version from the Adobe Web site.
Less Is More
Less Is More - A Guide to Reducing Waste & Improving Profits
The Less is More guidebook helps businesses examine the advantages of reducing and recycling trash to save money while helping the environment. The guidebook addresses a wide variety of questions, issues and resources, including:
Starting a Waste Reduction Program
Reviewing the Cost of Waste Removal
Performing a Waste Assessment Audit
Saving Money by Recycling
...and much more.
The guide is viewable using Adobe Acrobat Reader® and you may
click the link to download a free version from the Adobe Web site.
Printed copies of the guidebook are available through the
St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District.
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