Sequoia cc recycling buy back presentation 9 10 12

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Sequoia cc recycling buy back presentation 9 10 12

  1. 1. BUY-BACK CENTERSSequoia Community CorpsTeresa Guzman
  2. 2. Sequoia Community Corps Department ofRecycling Program OverviewKeeping in line with our organizational mission Sequoia Community Corps(SCC)-Department of Recycling (DOR) goal is to expand our beveragecontainer program by developing partnerships with localcommunities, businesses, and agencies while creating leadershipopportunities for local youth.SCC-DOR consists of the following:3 (RC) buy-back centers(SP) accounts-routes which service City & County parks, bars andrestaurants, drop-off centers, hospitals, special events and local businessesNational Parks and Forest Service recreational areasRecycling Education
  3. 3. Mission and GoalWe wanted to expand programs which fell in line with theorganization’s mission and as a non-profit.We wanted to make sure we didn’t get affected by UnrelatedBusiness Income Tax (UBIT)All CRV material collected from these activities generate revenue which is put back into the organization.Buy-Back Centers Serve a community need and provide an opportunity for youth to gain training and skills while generating unrestricted revenueSP-Routes-Collect CRV material from City & County parks, bars and restaurants, drop-off centers, hospitals, special events and businessesSpecial Events-Collect CRV material
  4. 4. What to consider before getting started Is this part of our organizational plan? Conduct a feasibility plan Determine potential partners and potential locations Payment methods Cash, check or vouchers Set up a balance sheet with your fiscal office Contact CA Division of Recycle Buy Back Programs and Certification and review process Read the Participants Manual for Certified Processors & Certified Recycling Centers and Recyclers Operating & Recordkeeping Manuel Your grant manager is an invaluable resource that can direct you on the correct path Buy in from the community is imperative You will be competing with private recyclers so you will have to be competitive and set yourself apart from the beginning. Develop a marketing campaign
  5. 5. Day-to-Day Operations Keep up with CalRecycles-Division of Recycling regulations, legislation, forms and CRV values Record-keeping is vital. All transactions are documented on Daily Log Sheets CalRecycle requires all transactions to be documented on a daily basis (paper or computer form) and must be kept on site at all times. This will assure that CRV material is being collected and processed legally and properly It is important to do transactions properly, any errors in collection or math could result in improper record-keeping and lack of accountability. The Division of Recycling will do random visits to your Recycle Center to check on compliance requirements. This can result in closure or fines. Not to mention loss of revenue. Buy backs can accept and pay out various recyclable items. Currently SCC-DOR only accepts CRV aluminum, plastic and glass Typically the center is run by one staff and one to two cm depending on the center and the activity of the day. Your area and facility will determine what items you will need to keep material from being misplaced or stolen
  6. 6. Financial Information Staff wages 1driver-at @ $15.00 per hr. 1 to 2 cms @ $12.00 per hr. Location: Rent which can vary from $0 to $500.00 depending on area and location size. Profitability will vary from location to location. You can potentially profit from 1k to 10k a month through the reimbursement from CalRecycle for the material purchased from the customer in addition to processing fees and scrap value for the material collected Currently we run the buy backs like a training program if BB funding disappears we will need to revisit the following: How we staff the buy back centers and if we want staff or cms to run it? How material is stored and processed and h revisit our relationship with the hauler.
  7. 7. Internal and ExternalCollaboration Staff within your own organizationInternal collaboration is imperative to any start up program. The Executive Director, fiscal department, and line staff must all be on the same page and have the same final goal. City and County Public Works and Environmental Affairs are important Private haulers They are competitors however, if you are a recycler and not a processor you will be their customers. The more material you bring in the more money they make so use that as leverage Other CBO’s within your community Media & Grassroots efforts
  8. 8. Key Lessons Always keep an open line of communication with CalRecycle & assure that you follow State regulations and are in compliance. Hours of operation and & public posting of buy-back prices must be posted. Keep Daily Logs on premises at all times Value your customers and your partners Be honest and trustworthy toward customers to assure they come back and continue to help your organizations mission. Good public relations and partnerships are your best advertisement. Assure that staff and cms are properly trained on the following: Handling cash and that they take the necessary security and safety measures Use of equipment and that they know safety and emergency measures Fiscal assisted with a setting-up some type of method to secure operations money at the end of the day. Staff within your own organization Internal collaboration is imparative to any start up program. The Executive Director, fiscal department, and line staff must all be on the same page and have the same final goal
  9. 9. Next Steps-No restrictions The potential revenue that can be generated by accepting and paying out other items such as metals Should we become a processor? 5 mile rule is no longer applicable. We can target prime locations
  10. 10. Questions
  11. 11. Thank You!

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