Recycling Renaissance
A program of the Sustainable Development Academy

Thursday, March 15, 2012
8:30 AM - Noon
Cranberry Township Municipal Building

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Since Act 101 was adopted in 1988, recycling technology and the public’s knowledge of the benefits of recycling have improved significantly. Many communities in southwestern PA are now in a “Recycling Renaissance” and are developing new and creative ways for their communities to recycling more products than ever before. Concurrently, economic forces are on the move that are creating improved opportunities for citizens and communities to benefit from recycling.

At this upcoming Sustainable Development Academy program, Local Government Academy – in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Resources Council – will provide participants with an overview of the key issues surrounding municipal recycling programs, including:

  • Developing an RFP for recycling services
  • Evaluating your recycling contract
  • Developing recycling ordinances; examples of model ordinances will be provided
  • Interpreting regulations to be in compliance and to compete for DEP performance grants

This program will also introduce new recycling technologies and breakdown common myths about recycling. Participants will also learn about Cranberry Township’s successful “Pay As You Throw” recycling program and will gain valuable insight on how to implement programs such as these in their own communities.

Program Instructors:

Dave Mazza, Regional Director, Pennsylvania Resources Council
Nick Shorr, Program Manager, Regional Composting & Recycling Initiatives, Pennsylvania Resources Council
Jen Breitlauch, Environmental Program Specialist, Pennsylvania Resources Council
Michele Nestor, Nestor Resources, Inc.
Sharon L. Svitek, PA Department of Environmental Protection


This program is offered with support from the Alcoa Foundation

The Sustainable Development Academy is a partnership between Local Government Academy & Sustainable Pittsburgh.

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