Entries by Peggy Paulsen

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Napa County – Performance Review & Billing Audit

Napa County (County) engaged R3 to conduct a Performance Review and Billing Audit of its franchised hauler Napa County Recycling and Waste Services (NCRWS) in 2009, 2013, and 2020. R3’s objectives were to determine the extent of NCRWS’ compliance with the Franchise Agreement, billing and remittance practices, and make recommendations to the County for improvement […]

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Richmond – 5-Year Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Review

R3 is currently engaged by the City of Richmond (City) to conduct the City’s 5-Year Review of Republic Services’ (Republic’s) Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill Bulk Materials Processing Center (inclusive of Golden Bear Transfer Station and associated solid waste facilities) for the period of January 2012 through March 2017. […]

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Monterey County – Evaluation and Analysis of Solid Waste Management System

From 2014-2015, R3 was engaged by the County of Monterey (County) to evaluate and analyze its Solid Waste Management System, with the objective of developing an integrated regional approach as an alternative to the existing “split” between the two sub-regional solid waste management agencies. R3’s primary goal was to develop options to provide an efficient […]

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Chico – Franchise Collection System Procurement and Negotiation

In 2014, R3 developed a franchise system of solid waste collection for the City of Chico (City) to replace the City’s existing open-market permit system. Under the existing system, solid waste subscription was not mandatory, commercial and multi-family dwelling (MFD) rates were unregulated, and the City provided many services generally provided for free by a […]

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Lane County – Solid Waste System Assessment and Master Plan

R3 (with the assistance of Abbe & Associates and Blue Ridge Services) was engaged by Lane County (County), Oregon, with a three (3) phased master planning process: conducting an Operational Review, developing a Regional Strategic Master Plan, and developing Jurisdiction-Specific Action Plans. The County operates a series of 16 transfer stations, a large landfill and […]

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Siskiyou County – Solid Waste Management Plan & Rate Adjustment Plan

R3 was engaged by Siskiyou County (County) Department of Solid Waste (Department) to assist with an Evaluation of the County’s existing solid waste system and the development of a Solid Waste Management Plan (Plan) in support of determining future disposal and recycling contracting methods that increase efficiencies and reduce costs. R3’s objectives for this engagement […]

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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 […]