Entries by R3 Staff

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County Of Los Angeles – Solid Waste Tonnage and Residential and Commercial Franchise Fee Verification

Since 2016, R3 has been engaged by the County of Los Angeles (County) Department of Public Works to audit monthly facility and franchised hauler payments and tonnage reports required by the County. These audits are being conducted pursuant to Los Angeles County Code Chapter 20.88, which requires that all disposal sites, transfer/processing stations, or waste […]

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City Of Santa Monica – Solid Waste Operational Analysis, Rate Study, and Zero Waste Plan Update

R3 was recently engaged by the City of Santa Monica (City) to conduct an Operational Analysis, Rate Study, and Zero Waste Plan Update for the Resource Recovery and Recycling Division (RRR Division)’s municipally operated solid waste collection and recycling operations. The primary objective of this project is to determine how to continue achieving the City’s […]

California Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Straws at Full-Service Restaurants

Assembly Bill 1884, which went into effect on January 1, 2019, now prohibits “sit-down” restaurants in California from providing single-use straws, unless requested by customers. Straws made from non-plastic materials, including but not limited to paper, pasta, sugar cane, wood, or bamboo are exempt. Restaurants violating the law could be fined $25 per day or a maximum […]

Congrats to our CRRA Young Professionals Scholarship Recipients!

We are proud to announce that R3 Project Analyst Claire Wilson and Marketing Coordinator Kristy Dalay were awarded two out of the four 2019 Young Professionals Scholarships from the California Resource Recovery Association! To learn more about CRRA and how young professionals can participate, click here.

R3’s in the News!

R3 Principal, Garth Schultz, featured in news story on rate hikes in City of San Rafael. See story on KTVU News here! To read the full article, click here.        

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Zero Waste Marin – Materials Flow & Capacity Analysis

The Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers Authority (Zero Waste Marin) represents Marin County, 11 incorporated cities or towns within Marin County, and 12 special collection districts that franchise for hauling services, for a total of 24 agencies. R3 was engaged by the Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers […]

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Los Altos – Perfomance Review of Mission Trail Waste Solutions (MTWS)

R3 was engaged by the City of Los Altos (City) to conduct a Performance and Billing Review of Mission Trail Waste Solutions (MTWS) as included under their Collections Service Agreement (Agreement) to provide solid waste, recycling, and organic collection services for the City. R3’s high level review of MTWS consisted of two main tasks: a […]

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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA) – Solid Waste 101 Guide & Training

R3 was engaged by the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA) to provide a Comprehensive Guide and Training for SCWMA staff, Member Agency staff and Board members. R3’s primary objective was to present SCWMA and its Member Agencies with the information needed to effectively perform contract management functions and navigate the complex solid waste system […]

Monthly Topic: China Bans Solid Waste and Recyclables Imports

Summary Beijing notified the World Trade Organization in July 2017 that it planned to ban the import of 24 varieties of solid waste and recyclables (e.g., certain plastics and unsorted paper), and lower the minimum required contamination level from 1.5% to 0.3%. The ban is part of a broader Chinese customs program called “Operation Green […]