The Municipal Measurement Program (MMP) launched in January 2019 with the goal of harmonizing the measurement of material management programs and providing municipalities with decision-making tools that can improve recycling program performance. This free Program Assessment and Planning Tool provides participating municipalities with access to powerful analytical reports designed to measure waste diversion performance and improve programs.
Municipalities face a variety of challenges when it comes to reducing the amount of waste their communities produce. Program managers rarely have enough time or money to properly measure the progress they are making toward achieving their diversion goals. Tracking important performance metrics and researching program improvement options can also be challenging. Without efficient access to reliable program performance reports, municipal staff can struggle to identify the best course of action to improve recycling.
Watch the video to discover how the MMP will help municipalities to overcome these challenges and improve their waste & recycling programs.
The following guide was developed to help municipalities participate in the Municipal Measurement Program (MMP). As a reminder, municipalities in the Unites States and Canada can join the MMP for free so if you haven’t already applied to join the MMP, please start by doing so here.
We’re very excited to announce the official launch of the Municipal Measurement Program (MMP)! The goal of the MMP is to harmonize the measurement of material management programs and to provide municipalities with decision-making tools that can improve recycling program performance.
You may have already noticed a few changes on Re-TRAC Connect’s login page. Our new smart registration feature checks your email address to see if you already have an account. If you do, you’ll be prompted for a password to continue logging in as usual. If the email you entered isn’t connected to an existing account, you’ll be prompted to create one.
Guest post written by: Tonya Randell, More Recycling
In 2018, two issues were front and center in the recycling world: markets and contamination. On the surface, they may not seem to be related, but from the industry’s perspective, they are intimately connected. When MRFs or communities look for buyers for their baled commodities, high amounts of unwanted material—or “contaminates”— are a barrier to marketing bales.
In short, when it comes to markets for recyclables, quality matters.
We’re counting down the days to the Resource Recycling Conference and always look forward to connecting with Re-TRAC users from across North America. Don’t miss this premier recycling industry event and make sure to visit us at the Re-TRAC Connect booth.
Emerge Knowledge Design Inc. is very excited to announce that Glen Murray will be joining our company as a Strategic Advisor on September 24th, 2018. Glen’s extensive experience developing practical solutions to waste reduction and product stewardship challenges and his visionary ideas about transitioning to a circular economy align well with the sustainability services our company delivers.
Many organizations today rely on web-based software to communicate, collaborate, and organize information with unprecedented ease. While web applications are by no means a new innovation, they have become very sophisticated in recent years. It seems like there’s an app for just about everything these days, but why?
Web apps are designed to optimize workflows by automating tedious, time-consuming, and labour-intensive tasks. They’re also far more accessible than their predecessor – the desktop application, which is limited to being installed on one computer or network. Web apps, on the other hand, allow multiple team members to log in and work collaboratively from wherever they have internet access. This means that team members can easily collaborate; even at great distances from one another. As a result, organizations often experience a significant productivity boost upon switching to a web-based software application.
Guest post by: Jeremy K. O’Brien, P.E., Director of Applied Research, SWANA
In 2017, the SWANA Applied Research Foundation conducted a benchmarking project to develop and analyze solid waste landfill performance data. SWANA surveyed 61 Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills to collect performance and cost benchmarking data. The goal was to standardize benchmark parameters and protocols to facilitate fair comparisons among the benchmarked landfills. As a result, the SWANA MSW Landfill Benchmarks Database is positioned to become the industry reference for MSW landfill owners and managers across the United States and Canada. In fact, Re-TRAC Connect’s Facility Reporting solution may well benefit from this valuable landfill benchmarking data.