Our Data Providers
With over 5.1 million data points, we're proud to work with some of the most reputable organizations in the material management industry to process data into useful analytics. With Re-TRAC Sightline™, we value transparency and quality of data. For more information about each of our data providers, please see the profiles below.
Who are they?
At The Recycling Partnership, we are solving for circularity. We mobilize people, data, and solutions across the value chain to unlock the environmental and economic benefits of recycling and a circular economy. We work on the ground with thousands of communities to transform underperforming recycling programs; we partner with companies to achieve packaging circularity, increase access to recycled materials, and meet sustainability commitments; and we work with government to develop policy solutions to address the systemic needs of our residential recycling system and advance a circular economy. We foster public-private partnerships and drive positive change at every step of the recycling and circularity process. Since 2014, we have diverted 770 million pounds of new recyclables from landfills, saved 968 million gallons of water, avoided more than 670,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, and driven significant reductions in targeted contamination rates. Learn more at recyclingpartnership.org.
The National Recycling Database includes over 40,000 cities, counties and unincorporated areas and covers over 97% of the US population. They have researched all communities with at least 2,500 households and applied county or regional programs for smaller communities.
The Recycling Partnerships' extensive work with 1000's of communities perfectly positions them to provide data for Sightline's "Local Government Recycling Program" reports. These reports will help you better understand how municipalities, counties, and regional agencies are managing waste and recycling in their jurisdictions. You'll learn about each of the local government collection programs that are running, the materials they accept, and how much material is being collected.How often is their data set updated?
The Recycling Partnership data is updated on a continuous basis and each community is checked at a minimum annually.What is their research methodology?
Recycling program data is sourced from government agency websites, direct outreach, and cross referenced with The Recycling Partnerships' proprietary database.
Who are they?
Waste Business Journal and its predecessor Chartwell Information Publishers, Inc. were founded in 1991 to address the information needs of an industry in flux, then as much as it is now. They made it their mission to provide vital quantitative business information to the many industry stakeholders that would help guide and inform their decisions. Their analysis of this data serves as the basis of various reports tailored to address various segments and needs of the industry. They offer a weekly news bulletin, a monthly pricing and volume service, an annual industry study, directories, and customized market studies.
Waste Business Journal's team are industry experts focused on providing up-to-date information on disposal and recovery facilities across the US. Sightline's "Disposal and Recovery" report category gives you direct access to this valuable information, enabling you to search an interactive map of landfills, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, composters, and other facilities. Explore the library of analytical reports designed to benchmark tipping fees, compare recycling processing fees, measure permitted landfill capacity remaining, and more..How often is their data set updated?
Waste Business Journal data is updated on an annual basis, or more frequently as new information becomes available.What is their research methodology?
Waste Business Journal employs a team of researchers that regularly call every waste processing and disposal operation in the country. They ask about what types of wastes or materials are accepted, how much of each type, the prices charged, what kinds of equipment are employed, who owns the facility, who operates it, the market area served, remaining and operating capacity, among other questions. This data is then compared with the data they collect from other sources such as the various state regulatory agencies, the US EPA, and others to cross check and augment the information.