A Guide To Participating In The MMP

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The following guide was developed to help municipalities participate in the Municipal Measurement Program (MMP). 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.

Program Assessment Surveys

The MMP’s program assessment surveys have been designed to streamline your reporting experience. Depending on how to respond to certain questions, additional questions, sections, and even surveys may become available to you - and questions that don’t apply to your municipality will be hidden. We've included links to the sample surveys in the explanation below. Please note that these are for demonstration purposes only.

Every municipality will fill out the About Your Municipality Survey. It collects general demographic information about your municipality and high-level information about the types of waste and recycling programs available to residents in your municipality.

If you identify that your municipality provides curbside collection services to residents, you will unlock the Residential Curbside Assessment Survey.

If you identify that your municipality provides drop-off collection services to residents, you will unlock the Residential Drop-Off Assessment Survey.

Program Assessment Surveys

Assembling The Data

You can streamline the completion of your program assessment surveys by assembling the following information ahead of time:

Basic Information

  • Your municipality’s definition of “single-family units”
  • Population of your municipality
  • Number of single-family households in your municipality
  • Top waste management challenges
  • Types of collection programs in your municipality

Education and outreach activities

  • Budget for education and outreach
  • Staffing
  • Advertising activities
  • Types of advertising
  • Point-of-collection material types
  • Curbside contamination control activities

Municipal solid waste (MSW) collection program characteristics

  • Number of single-family households served by MSW collection
  • MSW collection service delivery methods
  • MSW facility information
  • Tipping fees
  • Annual MSW tonnage

Residential single-family curbside recycling program characteristics

  • Number of single-family households served by recycling collection
  • Curbside collection service type
  • Existing local ordinances
  • Curbside recycling collection service delivery methods
  • Container types
  • Collection frequency
  • Set out rates
  • Accepted materials in curbside recycling program
  • Contamination control
  • Curbside single-family recycling tonnage

Residential multi-family recycling program characteristics

  • Number of multi-family households served by recycling collection
  • Existing local ordinances
  • Accepted materials
  • Annual multi-family recycling tonnage

Residential curbside organics collection

  • Number of households served by organics collection
  • Curbside organics collection service delivery methods
  • Container types
  • Collection frequency
  • Accepted materials in organics collection program
  • Annual curbside organics tonnage

Residential drop-off program

  • Number of drop-off locations operated by your municipality
  • How many drop-off locations are staffed
  • Approximate number of residents served by drop-off sites
  • Materials accepted via drop-off program
  • Tonnage for recyclables, MSW, and organics collected via drop-off program

Training Video

Watch the training video for a step-by-step guide to completing the MMP's program assessment surveys.


Tech Support

Questions?

If you still have questions, please contact us at mmp@re-trac.com


On behalf of Re-TRAC Connect and The Recycling Partnership, thanks for participating in the Municipal Measurement Program!

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