Solid Waste Planning

R3 staff members have designed and implemented numerous solid waste collection, recycling, composting and disposal programs and facilities for cities, counties and regional authorities in California and throughout the United States.

R3 emphasizes the creation of technically and financially-sound solutions that can be effectively implemented and maintained over the long-term.

Our broad experience has allowed R3 to address a variety of issues that typically confront our municipal clients during the implementation of programs and facilities, including regulatory compliance, community outreach and public education, land-use planning and permitting, inter-jurisdictional coordination, planning requirements and diversion mandates, labor issues, and customer service and billing functions. R3 is currently involved with several innovative projects with state agencies and cities, including Zero Waste Plans, and several projects related to Extended Producer Responsibility.

Our solid waste management planning services include the following:

  • Zero waste, strategic and long-range planning services;
  • Disaster debris management planning;
  • Organizational design and information flow analysis;
  • Management audits and “process-mapping” exercises;
  • Tracking and monitoring of performance metrics;
  • Information system assessments and design;
  • Evaluation, design and implementation of diversion collection, processing, marketing and disposal programs, development and facilities;
  • Development of public policies and local ordinances to support contract requirements and new programs, including Construction and Demolition (C&D) ordinances;
  • Conducting public education and outreach programs, community workshops, and public opinion surveys and focus groups;
  • Business waste assessments and recycling implementation assistance;
  • Grant applications, program development and administration;
  • Sustainability plans, including development measurement and monitoring of progress indicators;
  • Extended Producer Responsibility state-wide studies and local planning and implementation assistance, including sharps and U-waste assessments; and
  • Evaluation, design and implementation of collection, processing, marketing and disposal programs and facilities.

Our Recent Work

Served under Solid Waste Planning

Our Clients

Served under Solid Waste Planning

Alpine County, CA
Humboldt WMA, CA

Paso Robles, CA

Santa Rosa, CA
CalRecycle (CIWMB)
Inyo County, CA
Piedmont, CA
Sonoma County, CA
Carlsbad, CA
LAFCo for City and County of San Francisco, CA
Rancho Cordova, CA
South Gate, CA
Citrus Heights, CA

Los Altos, CA
Sacramento County, CA
Stanislaus County, CA
Cloverdale, CA
Marin County JPA,CA
San Jose, CA
Sunnyvale, CA
Concord, CA
Mariposa County, CA
San Mateo, CA
Truckee, CA
Contra Costa County, CA
Oakland, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Tuolumne County, CA
Del Norte County, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Santa Monica, CA
West Contra Costa IWMA, CA
Department of Conservation