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In Focus: Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance

In Focus: Austin's Universal Recycling Ordinance

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz: Universal Recycling Ordinances (URO) are on the rise. Municipalities are finding success by implementing UROs to tackle big picture waste management challenges.

Austin, Texas has earned a reputation for being a city with a pioneering spirit. It comes as no surprise that the city has set a goal to become zero waste by 2040. It’s an ambitious target. Fortunately, they have all the elements needed to deliver a successful program.

Planning for Success: 6 Key Elements for Delivering a Voluntary Reporting Program

Planning for Success: Voluntary Reporting Program Header
We understand the importance of collecting good quality data and the diversity of programs delivered in Re-TRAC Connect speaks to that. The majority of the programs in Re-TRAC are mandatory reporting programs that rely on legislative mandates or membership requirements to drive participation. These programs collect and analyze valuable data about the sustainable waste management landscape; however they alone cannot capture the whole picture. Voluntary reporting programs, often viewed as complementary to mandatory reporting programs, are delivered to fill in the blanks.

New Features – January 2016

Tracker and Tracker Light

Enhanced Tracker Reports
You may have already noticed but this month we introduced the enhanced Tracker reports. We were so excited to tell you about the reports that we dedicated an entire blog post to them.

Topping the charts
As part of the newly enhanced Tracker reports, we also introduced two new styles of charts. These chart styles were added to make visual data analysis even easier for specific types of reports.

Enhanced Tracker Reports

Enhanced Tracker Reports
If you were eager to begin tracking 2016 recycling & waste data, you may have already noticed that we introduced our enhanced Tracker reports this month. The new reports, available in Tracker and Tracker Light, can be accessed by clicking the links in the side bar. We encourage you to log in to begin generating these new and improved reports.