Entries by Peggy Paulsen

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Carlsbad – Sustainable Materials Management Plan

R3, with subconsultant Cascadia Consulting Group,  was engaged by the City of Carlsbad (City) to develop a Sustainable Materials Management Plan (SMMP). The purpose of the SMMP was to identify specific policies and ordinances, programs and services, service provider contractual requirements, and facility capacity that Carlsbad should pursue to achieve its sustainable materials management objectives. […]

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San Francisco – Detailed Rate Application Review and C&D Third-Party Verifications

Detailed Rate Application Review R3 assisted the City of San Francisco Public Works Department (SFPWD) with a high-level review of Recology San Francisco’s (Recology) Rate Year 2017 Rate Application. R3’s role included a detailed examination and analysis of the rate adjustment application to determine if Recology’s calculated costs, revenues, and assumptions were reasonable, appropriate and […]

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Santa Clara – Audits of Franchise Fee Payments and Legislative Compliance

R3 was selected by the City of Santa Clara (City) in 2017 via a competitive procurement process to conduct an audit of the City’s 10 Non-Exclusive Franchised (NEF) haulers. The NEF haulers provide garbage, recycling, organics, and construction and demolition (C&D) debris collection services within the industrial-zoned areas of the City. The objectives of this […]

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Santa Rosa – Zero Waste Plan, Performance Review, & Procurement Assistance

R3 has conducted a wide range of projects for the City of Santa Rosa (City), including the following: Zero Waste Plan R3’s Zero Waste Plan (Plan) was tailored to the unique disposal and waste reduction trends and goals of the City, executable within, and measured by, 5-, 10-, and 20-year milestones.For this project, R3 formed […]

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Rancho Cordova – Legislative Compliance & Solid Waste Support

R3 has provided various on-call solid waste consulting services for the City of Rancho Cordova (City) since 2004, including comprehensive assistance in implementing AB 341, AB 1826, and SB 1383 programs. R3 is currently serving as City solid waste support staff. R3’s specific tasks include: Creating an overall branded look for the City, which included […]

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El Cajon – Solid Waste Procurement Services

R3 is currently engaged by the City of El Cajon (City) to provide procurement assistance regarding the City’s franchise agreement with Waste Management for the collection of residential and commercial solid waste, which expires in December 2020. For this engagement, R3’s primary objective is to assist the City in procuring a solid waste collection Agreement […]

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) – Solid Waste Hauler Procurement Assistance

R3 is currently engaged to assist California State Polytechnic University at Pomona (Cal Poly) procure a solid waste hauler for solid waste, recycling, organics, and stable bedding collection services by developing a Franchise Agreement (Agreement) aligned with the University’s sustainability policy. For this engagement, R3 conducted the following main tasks: Conduct an initial audit of Cal […]

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Beaumont – Procurement & Negotiation Support

R3 recently assisted the City of Beaumont (City) with the negotiations with their exclusive franchised hauler, Waste Management (WM), for a new Franchise Agreement (Agreement) for the collection of residential and commercial solid waste. The new Agreement was designed to address new regulatory requirements and, specifically, featured programs to achieve SB 1383 compliance. R3’s tasks […]