Presentation on theme: "Greensboro Recycling Survey and Recycling Program Assessment Alex Arnett Waste Reduction Supervisor City of Greensboro."— Presentation transcript:
Greensboro Recycling Survey and Recycling Program Assessment Alex Arnett Waste Reduction Supervisor City of Greensboro
Today’s Topics Part I: Recycling Survey – Why we conducted a survey – How we did it – What we learned from it Part II: Recycling Program Assessment – Assessment purpose – Key findings – Recommendations
Survey Results What’s Acceptable “Quiz” Portion “C” Average
MaterialPercentPercent CorrectGrade Cardboard95.56% A Glass Bottles94.60% A Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs94.54% A Aluminum Cans93.23% A Chipboard (Cereal Boxes, etc)86.57% B Office and School Paper, Junk Mail80.61% C Steel/ Tin Cans78.61% C Milk & Juice Cartons75.23% C Plastics #3-772.73% D Plastics #1-263.59% F Pizza Boxes59.94% F Aluminum Foil & Pie Pans52.93% F Aerosol Cans (empty)45.41% F Plastic Bags26.11%73.89%D Paper Towels, Tissues25.02%74.98%C Styrofoam20.23%79.77%C Empty Motor Oil Bottles8.92%91.08%B Yard Waste4.39%95.61%A Tires, Rubber3.54%96.46%A Clothes3.12%96.88%A Food Waste1.26%98.74%A OVERALL 81.00%C
Write-In Responses I AM A HARDCORE ENVIROMENTALIST AND THERE COULD NEVER BE TOO MANY MEASURES OR EFFEORTS TO SAVE THE PLANTET. I COMMEND THE CITY OF GREENSBORO ON ITS EFFORTS TO KEEP THE GREEENS IN GREENSBORO.
Write-In Responses Put simply, I sometimes don't recycle - on purpose - because the City does not REQUIRE it. It's my form of a passive protest because I feel strongly that by recycling currently I am condoning the fact that it's an optional activity…Until common sense is legislated however, I will continue to intentionally not take measures to recycle when I easily could.
Attitudes Everyone knows that recycling helps the environment Less sure about where recycling goes, financial benefits of recycling Feel unsure about what to recycle (know the basics, unsure about specifics)
Program Assessment: Purpose Rebrand Identify strengths and weaknesses Establish performance benchmarks Make recommendations that: – Strengthen program and improve performance – Improve customer service and access to programs – Make financial sense, i.e. return on investment 17
Program Assessment: Key Indicators Metrics Community Input Programs Education and Outreach Marketing Policy and Code Enforcement Performance Measurement Technology