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Recycling Contamination Reduction Resources

This library will be moving in November to a new platform to make it easier to find resources as the library grows. 

Most of these initial resources are also included - along with many others - in the references and resources section of the State CROP.  This library will allow us to keep those resources up-to-date and expand our collection over time. 

Some of the most valuable resources in the library are the local program examples that our community and government partners have shared with us.  If there are other resources you'd like added to the library, send a note to the CROP librarian, Peter Guttchen at peter.guttchen@ecy.wa.gov.

Welcome to Ecology's Recycling Contamination Reduction Resource Library

On this site, you'll find a plethora of resources to learn more about recycling contamination, its impacts on the recycling system, and tools and strategies you can use to clean up the recycling stream in your community.  The site is regularly updated, so please check in now and again to see what's new.  If you have any questions about the site or have suggestions on new resources to add to the library, send Peter Guttchen an email at peter.guttchen@ecy.wa.gov

State CROP Materials

 

MRF-shed, MSW flow, UTC service area maps

 

Ecology Resources  

State CROP - Final - 9-24-2020

CROP BMPs - Final - 9-24-2020

State CROP Public Comment Response Log - 9-24-2020 

 Local CROP Template -Word version

CROP Forum Presentation Slides -8-12-2020  Recording

CROP - SWANA Presentation - 8-27-2020

List & Map of Counties & Cities Required to Prepare Local CROPs 

 

 

 

 

 

ArcGIS MRF-shed map slide show

 MRF-shed Maps PDF - 2019 data

 MRF-shed sortable spreadsheet - MRFs & counties - MRF contact info

MSW flow dashboard - 2016 data  

UTC Solid Waste Service Areas - Statewide & County maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycle Right Campaign & Tool Kit

Commingled Residential Recycling BMPs - 2018 

NW Region Report  Optimizing Curbside Materials - 2016 

Commingled Residential Recycling BMPs - 2018 

NW Region Report  Optimizing Curbside Materials - 2016     

Public Outreach for Curbside BMP - 2012

What to Put in Your Cart BMP - 2011 

 Beyond the Curb- Tracking SW Curbside Materials - 2010

C&C -Recycle Right Campaign Survey

Recycling's  Environmental & Economic   Benefits in WA - 2016

 

Local CR Program Resources

 

Suggested Accepted Materials Lists

   

City of Olympia - Lid-lift audits results & outreach, MF database, Program History and more.

City of Spokane & Spokane County - Oops tags, mailers, blog, etc.

City of SeaTac - CR Plan with Recology sample CR contract

Kitsap County - Residential Recycling Comp Study - 2015

King County - Tagging Project - Phase 2 Report 

Clark County - Recycle Done Right, MF Cont. Report, 2015 Recycle Composition Study, 2019 Residuals Test, 2010 Tagging Project

City of Federal Way - MOU for processing with Waste Mgmt Acceptable Materials List

San Juan County - Clean your Recyclables Campaign - Final Report, Signs and Labels

Pierce County - MF Outreach Presentation

City of Seattle 2001-2003 and 2015 Recycling Composition Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

WA Association of CountiesCommingled Recycling Guidance - 2019

WA State Refuse & Recycling Association - List of Commingled to Include in Commingled Recycling Programs - 2019

Dept. of Ecology Commingled Residential Recycling BMPs - 2018

 

The Recycling Partnership (TRP) & Other Resources

Green SolutionsSorting Manual for Residuals & Recyclables - 2019

Anti-contamination toolkit - including customizable outreach materials, MRF surveys and tracking forms, assessment tools, pro tips, training videos, and more

How to Beat Residential Recycling Contamination presentation

2019 West Coast Contamination Initiative Report & Addendum

How to Build a Better MRF Contract BMPs and Presentation

 Bridge to Circularity report Transforming for Good - Catalyzing the U.S. Circular Economy

 ASTRX - Applying Systems Thinking to Recycling

 2019 Consumer Research Findings

 Municipal Measurement Program database resource

Communicating Recycling in Washington - 2018 WSRA Presentation

 

Glass Recycling Resources- includes NE Recycling Council's many resources, info from the Glass Packaging Institue & more

 Polycoat & Aseptic Recycling Resources- includes material from the Carton Council, and some WA data 

Sustainabile Materials Management - LIfe Cycle Analysis

EPA Warm Model

Waste Management Sustainability Report - 2018

David Allaway - Rethinking Recycling - 2020

Susan Robinson - Using Life Cycle Thinking for Strategic Goal Setting - 2017

Oregon DEQ - Life Cycle Analysis studies and resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

          

 

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Documents

 File NameFile SizeDescriptionCategoryDate Added
(2019) King Co Rural Drop Box Stations presentation edit JN 9.11.18.pdf 6.4 MB King County Rural Dropbbox program presentation
King County Rural Dropbbox program presentation
Dropbox recycling Co... 07/14/20 10:56 AM
WhoNeedstoPrepareLocalCROP.docx 13.1 KB List of Local Governments that need to prepare CRO...
List of Local Governments that need to prepare CROPs
Core Documents 07/15/20 07:44 AM
County MRF Sheds & Contact Info - 2019.xlsx 19.5 KB County MRF-sheds and Contact Information
County MRF-sheds and Contact Information
MRFs 07/15/20 04:54 PM
LocalCROPAdoptionProcessPublicCommentDraft_07-15-20.pdf 152 KB Local CROP adoption and review process
Local CROP adoption and review process
Core Documents 07/16/20 05:47 PM
County MRF Sheds & Contact Info - 2019.xlsx 19.5 KB MRF-sheds and MRF Contact information
MRF-sheds and MRF Contact information
MRFs 07/27/20 05:46 PM
State-of-Residential-Recycling-and-Organics-Collection-in-WA-Nov-27-2019.pdf 1.5 MB Zero Waste WA Report on State of Curbside Collecti...
Zero Waste WA Report on State of Curbside Collection - 2019
Recycling System Dat... 08/05/20 03:20 PM
StateofResidRecycling_ZeroWasteWorkbook_November_2019.xlsx 242.2 KB Zero Waste WA Report Database on State of Curbside...
Zero Waste WA Report Database on State of Curbside- 2019
Recycling System Dat... 08/05/20 03:22 PM
Rethinking Recycling Presentation_David Allaway_OR DEQ.pdf 5.6 MB Rethinking Recycling - David Allaway - OR DEQ
Rethinking Recycling - David Allaway - OR DEQ
None 08/05/20 05:47 PM
CityofOlympia_July_2019LidLiftWasteSortsbyNeighborhood.xlsx 94.1 KB City of Olympia Lid-Lift Audit - July 2019
City of Olympia Lid-Lift Audit - July 2019
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 06:06 PM
CityofOlympia_Oct_2019_LidLiftReportCardExample.docx 9.2 MB Olympia - 2019 - LidLiftReportCardExample
Olympia - 2019 - LidLiftReportCardExample
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 06:08 PM
CityofOlympia_MFDatabase_Individuated_Address_Jan2020.xlsx 381.1 KB City of Olympia - MF database
City of Olympia - MF database
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 06:10 PM
Jefferson&CallamCounties_WSRA2019_ContaminationQuandary.pdf 18.7 MB Jefferson & Clallam County CR Presentation
Jefferson & Clallam County CR Presentation
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 06:23 PM
Cart Tagging Blog.docx 23.2 KB City of Spokane - Cart Tagging Blog
City of Spokane - Cart Tagging Blog
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:19 PM
Cart tagging FAQs_final_3.31.20.pdf 523.8 KB City of Spokane - Cart Tagging FAQs
City of Spokane - Cart Tagging FAQs
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:19 PM
Spokane Bin Tagging Results.docx 52 KB City of Spokane - Bin Tagging Results
City of Spokane - Bin Tagging Results
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:20 PM
Spokane_BillStuffer (1)_Final.pdf 254.5 KB City of Spokane - Bill Stuffer
City of Spokane - Bill Stuffer
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:21 PM
Spokane_TopIssue_Oops Final.pdf 865.5 KB City of Spokane - Top Issue OOPs Tag
City of Spokane - Top Issue OOPs Tag
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:21 PM
Spokane_TopIssue_PostCard.pdf 606.4 KB City of Spokane - Top Issue Postcard
City of Spokane - Top Issue Postcard
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:22 PM
SpokaneCounty_TopIssue_Oops2_FINAL.pdf 647.3 KB Spokane County - Cart Issues OOPs Tag2
Spokane County - Cart Issues OOPs Tag2
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:23 PM
Spokane Contamination Reduction Resources.docx 13.2 KB Links to Spokane CR Resources
Links to Spokane CR Resources
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:33 PM
2020.5.19_Recology Contamination Reduction Plan.pdf 283 KB City of SeaTac Recology CR Plan
City of SeaTac Recology CR Plan
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:39 PM
SeaTac-Recology signed contract amendment - 2 11-30-2018.pdf 209 KB SeaTac Recology CR contract Amendment
SeaTac Recology CR contract Amendment
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:39 PM
City of SeaTac Contamination Reduction Resources.docx 13.1 KB City of SeaTac CR Resources
City of SeaTac CR Resources
Local Program Exampl... 08/05/20 11:47 PM
CartonCouncilNA_Markets Flyer April 2020.pdf 181.8 KB Carton Council NA Markets
Carton Council NA Markets
PolyCoat - Aseptic 08/06/20 12:01 AM
CartonData -PercentinWaste&Recycling- Cascadia PacNW.pdf 953.8 KB Carton Data & in Waste Stream
Carton Data & in Waste Stream
PolyCoat - Aseptic 08/06/20 12:02 AM
Detailed Carton Yield.pdf 76.4 KB Detailed Carton Yield
Detailed Carton Yield
PolyCoat - Aseptic 08/06/20 12:03 AM
Polycoat-Aseptic Container Resources.docx 13.2 KB Polycoat-Aseptic Carton Resources
Polycoat-Aseptic Carton Resources
PolyCoat - Aseptic 08/06/20 12:04 AM
WA Carton Recycling Fact Sheet.docx 1.5 MB WA Carton Council Fact Sheet
WA Carton Council Fact Sheet
PolyCoat - Aseptic 08/06/20 12:04 AM
Polycoat-Aseptic Container Resources.docx 14 KB Polycoat-Aseptic Carton Resources
Polycoat-Aseptic Carton Resources
PolyCoat - Aseptic 08/06/20 12:20 AM
Recycling'sDirtyTruthsExposed-SeattleTimes-4-26-2020.pdf 1.8 MB Seattle Times - Recycling's Dirty Truths Article
Seattle Times - Recycling's Dirty Truths Article
None 08/06/20 04:25 PM
200001ResidentialRecyclingCompositionStudy.pdf 955.3 KB City of Seattle - 2000-01 Recycling Comp. Study
City of Seattle - 2000-01 Recycling Comp. Study
Recycling System Dat... 08/06/20 05:08 PM
2015_CityofSeattle_ResidentialRecyclingStreamCompositionStudy.pdf 2.3 MB City of Seattle - 2015 Recycling Comp. Study
City of Seattle - 2015 Recycling Comp. Study
Recycling System Dat... 08/06/20 05:09 PM
KC task-force-contract-language.pdf 284.6 KB King County MRF contract guide
King County MRF contract guide
Contracting 08/06/20 05:21 PM
KC task-force-final-recommendations.pdf 535.3 KB King County Task Force Recommendations
King County Task Force Recommendations
None 08/06/20 05:33 PM
KCtask-force-EPR-policy-framework-executive-summary.pdf 431.3 KB King County Task Force EPR Report
King County Task Force EPR Report
EPR 08/06/20 07:32 PM
iStock-901318916 - Contaminated load.jpg 39.9 MB Contaminated pile
Contaminated pile
None 08/06/20 10:41 PM
FederallWay-WM-MOU - Final 04-28-2020.pdf 741.8 KB City of Fed Way - WM MOU
City of Fed Way - WM MOU
Local Program Exampl... 08/06/20 11:27 PM
Federal-Way-Accepted Recyclables-July2019.pdf 483.5 KB City of Fed Way - Acceptable Recyclables
City of Fed Way - Acceptable Recyclables
None 08/06/20 11:28 PM
City of Olympia Contamination Reduction Resources.docx 13.5 KB City of Olympia CR Resources
City of Olympia CR Resources
Local Program Exampl... 08/06/20 11:40 PM
Rhinehart-Sheryl_Multifamily-Outreach.pdf 13.5 MB Pierce County MF Outreach Presentation
Pierce County MF Outreach Presentation
None 08/06/20 11:47 PM
SanJaunCounty_CanandDumpsterlabel-recycleright_FINAL (002).pdf 7.8 MB San Juan Co - Can&Dumpster Labels
San Juan Co - Can&Dumpster Labels
Local Program Exampl... 08/06/20 11:53 PM
SanJuanCounty_CleanYourRecyclable_Town_4x6label-comic_FINAL.pdf 6.1 MB San Juan Co - Can Labels - Comics
San Juan Co - Can Labels - Comics
Local Program Exampl... 08/06/20 11:54 PM
SanJuanRecyclingFinalReport.pdf 571.1 KB San Juan Co - Final CR Campaign Report
San Juan Co - Final CR Campaign Report
Local Program Exampl... 08/06/20 11:55 PM
SanJuan - CleanYourRecyclables Poster.jpg 2 MB San Juan Co - Clean Your Recyclables Poster Photo
San Juan Co - Clean Your Recyclables Poster Photo
Local Program Exampl... 08/07/20 12:03 AM
San Juan County CR Resources.docx 13.7 KB San Juan Co CR Resources
San Juan Co CR Resources
Local Program Exampl... 08/07/20 12:12 AM
Glass Recycling Resources.docx 15.3 KB Glass Recycling Resources
Glass Recycling Resources
Glass 08/07/20 07:00 AM
RecyclingPartnership-Community-MRF-Contracts-6.24.20.pdf 2.2 MB Build a Better MRF Contract - TRP
Build a Better MRF Contract - TRP
Contracting 08/07/20 03:55 PM
CROPReportDraftforPublicComment_8-7-2020.pdf 3.3 MB CROP Public Comment Draft
CROP Public Comment Draft
State CROP 08/07/20 04:28 PM
CROPReportDraftforPublicComment_8-7-2020-Compressed.pdf 1.6 MB CROP Public Comment Draft - Compressed
CROP Public Comment Draft - Compressed
State CROP 08/07/20 04:32 PM
Contamination Reduction Best Management Practices.pdf 1 MB BMPs
BMPs
State CROP 08/07/20 04:43 PM
StateCROPResources Section.pdf 328.7 KB CROP Resources & References
CROP Resources & References
State CROP 08/07/20 04:44 PM
Updated Final CROP Report 8-10.pdf 3.3 MB Updated Final CROP - 08-10-2020
Updated Final CROP - 08-10-2020
State CROP 08/11/20 01:33 PM
CROPForumPresentation_08-12-2020.pdf 371 KB CROP Forum Presentation - 8-12-2020
CROP Forum Presentation - 8-12-2020
State CROP 08/17/20 11:27 AM
Recycle Right Campaign Survey Results_ C&C.pdf 4 MB Recycle Right Campaign Survey Results C&C
Recycle Right Campaign Survey Results C&C
Consumer Surveys 08/17/20 11:36 AM
Counties&CitiesrequiredtoprepareCROPs.pdf 349.6 KB Counties&CitiesrequiredtoPrepareCROPs
Counties&CitiesrequiredtoPrepareCROPs
State CROP 08/20/20 02:13 PM
Updated Final CROP Report 8-10.docx 49.1 MB Word Version of State CROP - 8-10-2020
Word Version of State CROP - 8-10-2020
State CROP 08/27/20 03:41 PM
CROPPresentation_SWANA-8-27-2020.pdf 1 MB CROP SWANA Presentation - 8-27-2020
CROP SWANA Presentation - 8-27-2020
State CROP 08/27/20 04:01 PM
WA_State_MRFshedmaps.pdf 852.4 KB WAState_MRFshed_maps
WAState_MRFshed_maps
MRFs 09/21/20 09:45 PM
County MRF Sheds & Contact Info - 2019.xlsx 19.5 KB WA MRF Sheds & Contact Info
WA MRF Sheds & Contact Info
MRFs 09/21/20 09:50 PM
Robinson WDOE - 10-4-2017 v2 .pptx 1.7 MB Susan Robinson - SMM presentation - 10-2017
Susan Robinson - SMM presentation - 10-2017
Sustainable Material... 09/23/20 10:48 AM
Robinson WDOE - 10-4-2017 v2 .pdf 1.8 MB Susan Robinson - SMM presentation - 10-2017
Susan Robinson - SMM presentation - 10-2017
Sustainable Material... 09/23/20 10:49 AM
Clark County MultiFamily Contamination Report.pdf 230.4 KB Clark County MF Contamination Report
Clark County MF Contamination Report
Local Program Exampl... 09/23/20 10:52 AM
Clark County Recycling Composition 2015.pdf 503 KB Clark County Recycling Composition Study - 2015
Clark County Recycling Composition Study - 2015
Local Program Exampl... 09/23/20 10:52 AM
Clark County Residuals Test 2019.pdf 1.7 MB Clark County Residuals Test - 2019
Clark County Residuals Test - 2019
Local Program Exampl... 09/23/20 10:53 AM
Clark County Tagging Project 2010.pdf 525.2 KB Clark County Tagging Project - 2015
Clark County Tagging Project - 2015
Local Program Exampl... 09/23/20 10:53 AM
Kitsap Residential Recycling Composition 2015.pdf 3 MB Kitsap County Residential Recycling Comp Study - 2...
Kitsap County Residential Recycling Comp Study - 2015
Local Program Exampl... 09/23/20 10:54 AM
Phase 2 Report King County Tagging Project.pdf 1.5 MB King Co Tagging Project - Phase 2 Report - July 20...
King Co Tagging Project - Phase 2 Report - July 2013
Local Program Exampl... 09/23/20 10:55 AM
Sorting Manual for Residuals and Recyclables.pdf 1.7 MB Green Solutions - Sorting Manual for Residuals & R...
Green Solutions - Sorting Manual for Residuals & Recyclables
Sorting Manual 09/23/20 10:56 AM
The Local CROP Template.docx 24.4 KB Local CROP Template - Word Version
Local CROP Template - Word Version
State CROP 09/23/20 02:21 PM
State CROP & BMP Public Comment Response Summary.xlsx 12.4 KB Public Comments Response Log
Public Comments Response Log
State CROP 09/24/20 01:07 AM
WA_StateCROP_FinalDraft_09-24-2020.pdf 2 MB State CROP - Final - 09-24-2020
State CROP - Final - 09-24-2020
State CROP 09/24/20 02:18 PM
BMPS_WA_StateCROP_09-24-2020.pdf 943 KB BMPs - WA State CROP - 09-24-2020
BMPs - WA State CROP - 09-24-2020
State CROP 09/24/20 02:21 PM
Clark County Contamination Reduction Resources.docx 12.3 KB Clark County Contamination Reduction Resources
Clark County Contamination Reduction Resources
Local Program Exampl... 09/24/20 09:32 PM

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