APA TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS: PAS REPORTS, MEMOs & QUICK NOTES; ZONING PRACTICE
(NOTE: these are now available to all APA members upon logging in online)
- Planning for Sustainable Material and Waste Management (PAS 587)
- SUMMARY: The report draws from studies and practices of material waste management undertaken across the United States and beyond. Out of their lessons come six concrete planning ideas: Break down the silos of land, air, and water regulations, they advise. Integrate infrastructure. Look at comprehensive costs. See what green jobs can do for a struggling labor force. Watch for undue impacts on disadvantaged areas. Keep deep data to show the value that better Matter Waste Management brings. The report provides planners with the tools to act across agencies, with smart technologies and stakeholder support.
- Zoning for Small-Scale Composting in Urban Areas (Zoning Practice)
- SUMMARY: The article provides planners and zoning professionals with the basic regulatory context for organic waste so they can better understand the factors that influence how and where composting can occur in a specific jurisdiction.
Webinars & Presentations
Businesses Recycling Workshop Video Series. The Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), is a non-profit clearinghouse and repository for businesses and government agencies looking for information regarding: Market development, Recycled products, Solid and hazardous waste management, Current regulations/legislation, Alternative and emerging waste management technologies, Trade journals and associations, Technical reports, The availability of and demand for waste materials; and Waste management services and products.
Recycling in Broward County. Slide presentation on recycling options.
How Local Governments in Florida are Stimulating More Business Recycling. YouTube presentation from the Southern Waste Information eXchange (SWIX)
Promoting Recycling Behavior That Works! Keep America Beautiful Webinar, August 2014. The effectiveness of any recycling program hinges on understanding human behavior, and in many cases, asking individuals to change their behaviors. This webinar will summarize the findings from behavioral science with regard to effective strategies for encouraging people to recycle, including recommendations for program design and marketing. The webinar also shares results from a survey conducted in partnership with The George Washington University regarding participants’ feedback on bin shape, color and signage.
The Future of Solid Waste Management in Florida – Economic and Sustainability Effects. Slide presentation by Robert L. Westly, P.G., CPG, National Partner, Environmental Management Systems; Air & Waste Management Association, Florida Section 48th Annual FL Section Conference, October 16, 2012.
Making Mountains out of Landfills: Lesson 8, America Reviled – PBS presentation. What kind of trash does America generate each year? Where does it go? What impact does our waste have on the environment? How can we reduce our trash output? Enhance your health, science, and environmental studies curriculum with this video which features a landfill in South Jersey and examines the state of food waste in America today. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan to prepare students to visually track and document different kinds of trash in their community.
Pinellas County Recycling Options. Comprehensive web site with information on recycling options available throughout Pinellas County.
The Sharing Tree. The Sharing Tree, a reusable resource center, is a partnership of Leon County Schools, Goodwill, Sustainable Tallahassee and Leon County government. The vision of The Sharing Tree is to be the regional model for recycling and reuse for educational and creative purposes. The Sharing Tree has expanded it’s mission to include artists, other educators and the broader learning community which includes childcare providers, home school teachers, and private school teachers. It is truly amazing how many great materials are filling this 5,000 square foot building. When people ask what does The Sharing Tree have? I answer with…what don’t we have. From buttons and beads to books and binders, The Sharing Tree is a mecca of perfectly good and reusable materials. In years to come, The Sharing Tree hopes to be the hub for donations, creative reuse and community education.
How To Guide for Homeowners, Sarasota County. This guide provides important information about Sarasota County’s solid waste programs and services. The guide is intended for residents living in the unincorporated area of the county. Residents who live in a city or town may contact their municipality for program information. Information on household hazardous waste applies to all residents regardless of where they live in the county.
Recycle Brevard. Recycle Brevard, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 Florida not-for-profit organization, 100% funded by sponsorships and donations, 100% run by volunteers. On this website we share information and resources that should help you understand, learn more, know what is available in our community, and find out what is being done locally and globally in respect to the practice of the 3 Rs.
Recycling Awards Program. Palm Coast, Florida starts a recycling awards program. The program’s objective is clearly explained through the following statement: “The more often you recycle, the larger the reward opportunity.” The Palm Coast Recycling Program not only helps the planet, but also turns recycling into a fun and rewarding game while simultaneously encouraging Palm Coast citizens to grow more involved in their community.
Tips for Recycling. Your one stop source for recycling facts and information, and tips for living green. Whether you are a homeowner looking for recycling information, a student researching the field of recycling, or an industry professional looking for ways to start or boost a residential recycling program, we’ve got information that you’ll find valuable in your search.
Community Recycling Success Story: Palm Beach County
Rural School Case Studies in Waste Reduction, Reuse, Recycling and Composting. Pasco County Florida School District has reduced solid waste by approximately 40% and lowered its disposal costs from $600,000 to $300,000 annually. Each school is required to recycle a variety of materials to help reduce solid waste generation. Staff collect recyclables from 10-12 schools each day, transport the materials to Distribution Services, and sort them into roll-off or other containers for collection by a local recycler.
Managing Household Trash: Preventing Waste, Reusing, Recycling and Composting. Michigan State University Extension: Home*A*Syst. Examines current waste disposal practices and ways to reduce the amount of household trash produced and the many alternatives to dispose of waste.
Florida Administrative Code: FDEP Rules related to recycling
Florida Statutes regarding recycling: In addition to the 75% recycling goal, there are some other statutes that affect either directly or indirectly, the implementation of this goal.
Recycle Florida Today. RFT is Florida’s leading recycling association and is recognized by the industry as the state recycling organization (SRO). RFT takes a proactive approach in keeping its members informed on legislative issues that pertain to the industry. RFT continuously strives to provide new opportunities for education and networking through their Issues Forum and Annual Conference.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Waste Management. The Division of Waste Management implements state and federal laws relating to recycling, pollution prevention and solid and hazardous waste management. The Division also regulates and registers aboveground and underground pollutant storage systems. Using private contractors, it cleans up sites contaminated with petroleum products, dry-cleaning solvents or other hazardous wastes. The Division works closely with the District Waste Management Programs to implement permitting, compliance and enforcement activities. The Division has three program areas, Permitting and Compliance Assistance, Waste Cleanup and Petroleum Cleanup
America Recycles Day. America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, has been an annual event since 1985. Participants are asked to take a pledge to Learn: I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community; Act: Reduce my personal waste by recycling – within the next month, I will recycle more; and Share: In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the pledge.
Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX). The Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX), is a non-profit clearinghouse and repository for businesses and government agencies looking for information regarding:
- Market development
- Recycled products
- Solid and hazardous waste management
- Current regulations/legislation
- Alternative and emerging waste management technologies
- Trade journals and associations
- Technical reports
- The availability of and demand for waste materials; and
- Waste management services and products
Florida Recycling Partnership. Florida Recycling Partnership is a coalition of businesses and associations dedicated to improving Florida’s recycling rates. Our members are proactively implementing initiatives in their organizations and companies to reduce the waste they produce, and increase recycled materials. Additionally our companies are working to create greater recycling opportunities for consumers. They believe in the symbols … reduce, reuse and recycle. Florida Recycling Partnership mission is to educate policy makers and the general public on the benefits of recycling. Our members believe developing and adopting sustainable business practices will promote recycling, reduce waste, and increase the reuse of materials whenever possible.
National Recycling Coalition. The National Recycling Coalition is a non-profit organization that is focused on the promotion and enhancement of recycling in the United States. The Coalition represents and advocates for every sector of the recycling industry across the country. (on the local, state and federal levels) We are the voice for our membership. We provide our members with the tools and resources they need to convey to their community members, decision makers, and the news media the important benefits that recycling provides to our economy and environment. We also develop meaningful partnerships with corporate, government, and nonprofit leaders to bring about important changes in the way we use, manage, and recycle natural resources.
Recycling and Donation Resources. Nationwide resources provided to assist companies and families to recycle and donate unwanted goods.
Reducde.org: Reduce Waste. If not you, who? Learn more about reducing waste (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)