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Partnerships make your dollars go further!. Reasons for partnering Offer new programs that can’t be done currently Service delivery Affordability Expand.

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1 Partnerships make your dollars go further!

2 Reasons for partnering Offer new programs that can’t be done currently Service delivery Affordability Expand programs you already have Ex. Increase recycling opportunities by utilizing other facilities, such as paint recycling Address regional problems Ex. Neighboring cities have no recycling and causes illegal dumping in your city

3 Partnership Possibilities Public Entities Public-Public Municipal, County, State Public-Private Business relationships that benefit both parties Within your organization Dept-Dept

4 Home Chemical Collection Program Partnerships

5 Home Chemical Collection Disposal “Piggyback” on City of Fort Worth HHW disposal contract Economy of scale- prices much lower than if we had bid our materials alone Combines collections to reduce over-the-road trips On- or under- budget since beginning of program Electronics Goodwill provides trailer, collection on-site Saved $1000’s of dollars!

6 Home Chemical Collection Education Partner with Denton Municipal Electric to give away free promotional CFL’s in ReUse Store Benefits: Higher visitation and recognition for ReUse store and gives DME an avenue of distribution Partner with Wastewater to give away “zip-its” drain openers Benefits: Reduces toxic chemical use

7 Curbside Recycling Contract

8 Curbside Contract Extras Negotiated price structure for city-collected materials Drop-off and Commercial Benefits: Added materials to sites and increased commercial customers Assured vendor Made citizens happy!

9 Curbside Contract Extras Included segmented price structure in recent bid Allowed flexibility for changing program elements mid- contract without renegotiating Shows more full accountability for cost Asked for bids on current city-run programs to compare costs

10 Materials Recovery Facility with Pratt Industries

11 Denton-Pratt Partnership Pratt MRF built on Denton Solid Waste Landfill site Guarantees Pratt a minimum of material for their investment Guarantees Denton a vendor for materials in the city Eliminates trips to DFW area vendors, saves on labor, fuel, emissions, etc. Lowers Denton Recycles cost to customers

12 Sustainable Schools Program

13 Partnership with Denton ISD Full service single stream recycling for all schools and admin buildings Includes education component designed by our Education Coordinator for our program Save the schools money for waste disposal Allows our message to get into the classroom Recyclesaurus Rex

14 Sustainable Schools Program Winner of the US Conference of Mayors Liveable City Award! Greta Calvery

15 Shirlene Sitton City of Denton Recycling Division Manager


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