A new report issued by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF) documents the collection of yard waste, analyzing schedules, processes, and costs, while looking for opportunities to improve efficiency and mitigate risks.
The report, Service Options for the Curbside Collection of Residential Yard Waste, used the city of Charlotte, North Carolina as a model to provide an analysis of the city’s current program and explore new yard waste collection options.
- Requiring the use of compostable bags
- Establishing set-out limits
- Switching to a seasonal or annual bi-weekly manual collection
- Converting to an automated yard waste collection service
- Switching to a call-in service during seasons of low demand
The full report, Service Options for the Curbside Collection of Residential Yard Waste, is published only to SWANA ARF subscribers until 2017. SWANA members receive free access to ARF industry reports one year after publication.
The Executive Summary can be accessed by filling out the Contact Form.