Gretel Clark, Recycling Committee and Volunteer Program Manager
<ul><li>Outgrowth of Hamilton’s “Waste Reduction Program” </li></ul><ul><li>A volunteer citizen-led project </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Recycle Committee (volunteers) met with Composter and Hauler </li></ul><ul><li>Outlined strategy for pilot program...
<ul><li>Would you participate in a program like the pilot with weekly pick-up of your organic waste, plus pick-up of yard ...
 
<ul><li>State funds not available in time </li></ul><ul><li>Towns' financial problems meant savings from WRP not available...
 
<ul><li>Everything! </li></ul><ul><li>News media </li></ul><ul><li>Door to door pamphleting,  </li></ul><ul><li>Public col...
<ul><li>Semi rural town with many &quot;composters” </li></ul><ul><li>Necessity for high level of determination </li></ul>...
 
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Hamilton, Ma Curbside Composting Program - Clark

  1. 1. Gretel Clark, Recycling Committee and Volunteer Program Manager
  2. 2. <ul><li>Outgrowth of Hamilton’s “Waste Reduction Program” </li></ul><ul><li>A volunteer citizen-led project </li></ul><ul><li>Compost facility in town </li></ul><ul><li>DEP support </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen support (neighborhood captains) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Recycle Committee (volunteers) met with Composter and Hauler </li></ul><ul><li>Outlined strategy for pilot program </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented pilot  </li></ul><ul><li>Collected data and participant feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Decided to expand program </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Would you participate in a program like the pilot with weekly pick-up of your organic waste, plus pick-up of yard waste, grass clippings, and leaves and access to free compost from Brick Ends Farm, if you had to pay an annual fee of: </li></ul><ul><li>$120 a year (250 families participating) </li></ul><ul><li>$75 a year (500 families participating) </li></ul><ul><li>$50 a year (1,000 families participating) </li></ul><ul><li>Any of the above </li></ul><ul><li>I would not participate if there were a charge. </li></ul><ul><li>Other (please specify) </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>State funds not available in time </li></ul><ul><li>Towns' financial problems meant savings from WRP not available </li></ul><ul><li>Adding another town to the scope of project </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Everything! </li></ul><ul><li>News media </li></ul><ul><li>Door to door pamphleting,  </li></ul><ul><li>Public collection of participants' signatures and personal data </li></ul><ul><li>Appeared before Boards of Selectmen multiple times </li></ul><ul><li>Spoke before citizen organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Used support of LWV and HWGreen </li></ul><ul><li>Recruited Neighborhood Captains </li></ul><ul><li>Used the Hamilton Trash Hot Line </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed &quot;Dear Neighbor&quot; letters through Neighborhood Captains </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Pinned&quot; participant locations on map of each town </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Semi rural town with many &quot;composters” </li></ul><ul><li>Necessity for high level of determination </li></ul><ul><li>Working with and around the Boards of Selectmen (and women) </li></ul><ul><li>Excitement factor </li></ul><ul><li>Hopes for the Future…. </li></ul>
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