Best Management Practices

Waste Reduction Partners identifies private and public sector programs with unique success in waste reduction.


Private Sector

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System describes their award-winning school lunchroom composting program.

Seawell Food Waste Diversion Video

Arvin Meritor - Comprehensive, industrial manufacturer's waste reduction program.

CarePartners - Award-winning, health care sector waste reduction program.

Deltec Homes - Innovative strategies for small volumes of wood waste.

Genie Products - Effective distribution loop returning plastic spools to suppliers

Griffin Waste Services - Successfully recycling asphalt roofing shingles into hot mix asphalt.

Habitat for Humanity - The economic challenges of vinyl siding recycling.

Haywood Vocational Opportunities - Waste reduction through charitable product donation.

Hilton Biltmore Park - Asheville - LEED-Silver Certified, hospitality sector waste reduction program.

USPS Asheville - Innovative collection strategy for plastic shrink wrap.


Public Sector

Buncombe Co. Fluorescent Bulb Recycling - An innovative partnership between Buncombe County Solid Waste Department and local fire departments.

Mattress Recycling - Buncombe Co. - The economic challenges of mattress recycling.

Henderson Haulers - Balancing compliance and free-market opportunities for local waste hauling companies.

Pay As You Throw - Transylvania Co. - A financial incentive for reducing household waste.

Penny Per Pound - Madison Co. - An innovative program to help increase recycling, help Madison County save money, and give citizens a tangible result from their recycling efforts.



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