Waste Collections and Materials Management is an important service that local governments provide for their constituents and/or businesses. In this section you will learn what you can do to increase diversion rates and move towards a zero waste goal.
A municipality has significant influence over how waste or discarded materials are handled in their jurisdiction. This subtopic uses the terminology Materials Management and not waste management because the goal is to prevent materials from becoming waste and ending up in local landfills or incinerators. In this section you will learn what municipalities can do to divert more waste away from landfills and improve the quality of those diverted materials.
Sustainable Pennsylvania, a joint project of the Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh, is a voluntary performance recognition program designed to help municipalities set and achieve sustainability goals, save money, conserve resources, and foster a vibrant community.
The Pennsylvania Municipal League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. Today, The League represents participating Pennsylvania cities, boroughs, townships, home rule communities and towns that all share The League’s municipal policy interests.
The mission of the Pennsylvania Municipal League is to strengthen, empower and advocate for effective local government.
Sustainable PGH is a nonprofit committed to building the knowledge, perspective, and ability needed to create a better tomorrow for our region.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Leslie Rhoads from PML at 717-236-9469 *237 or Jim Price from Sustainable Pittsburgh at 412-259-5331