The procedure for recycling should be as painless as possible for
participants. The higher the degree of separation requested at the
source, the less volume of wastes one can expect to collect.
Sole source segregation is the optimum. However, source separation
activity coupled with final separation, if necessary, at a resource
recovery center for quality control is a good combination.
Refuse collection and resource recovery operations should be well-
coordinated and cooperative activities.
A well-run recovery center can support its own key staff and still
generate revenue for MWR and other approved projects.
Excess equipment from printing shops such as book binding cutters can
pay for themselves in a few months. (Glued paper cannot be recycled
so bindings must be removed from books and pamphlets.)
Carbon paper removal from multipart forms is quickly done with
mechanical devices. Again, surplus warehouses are possible sources
for such used equipment.
Financial Constraints. Most RRRPs will encounter cash flow
problems at least during startup. Figure 4-3-13A shows a typical time cycle for
submitting goods to DRMO and actually getting money back to the installation.
22.214.171.124 Computerized tracking. Several installations have learned to
live with the payment delays by using a computerized tracking system. Personal
computers are used to track dates, items, and quantities of materials sent to
DRMO. The same system tracks bid prices and reimbursement dates from ORMO.
This system ensures accurate reimbursement from DRMO and provides good
predictions of income to the installation for periods 3-4 months in the future.
Recvcle Planning Board.
At large installations, a Recycle
Planning Board shall be established to:
identify potentially recyclable materials, gather data on sources and
volume for use in feasibility and cost analysis, establish contact
points within an entire installation, and monitor collection and
consider and make recommendations on proposed expenditures for equip-
ment required to segregate and/or store recyclable materials and for
services such as material pickup.
promote and publicize the program.
collect nominations from the installation for projects to be funded by
the program (projects submitted to the board must have been reviewed
by the same local command echelons that would normally review such
projects for funding from normal appropriations).