Curbside Recycling Program Enhancement

Plainfield Township | Plainfield, PA | Completed: 2016

Plainfield Township utilizes a single hauler contract for the curbside collection and processing/disposal of residential waste and recycling. The current hauler contract terminates in June 2016. The Township seeks to increase recycling performance while lowering waste and recycling program costs as part of its next hauler agreement. MSW Consultants was hired to assess several recycling collection scenarios including automated collection, future contract revision to include separate contract for recycling collection and processing, waste collection and waste disposal. MSW evaluated and provided recommendations for the future Township recycling program to include: an automated collection system using roll carts, including an evaluation of a volume based program, enhanced outreach, municipal ordinance revisions, and applications for future PA DEP grant funding.