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Urban corps recycling earned income 9 10 12

  1. 1. Earned Income RecyclingProgram Urban Corps Of San Diego County Mike Hennessy, Recycling Manager
  2. 2. Recycling Program Overview Business and Multi-Family Residential Collection Services  100 accounts, 2 to 3 routes a day Recycling Education & Community Outreach (ECO) Center  Providing Education and training Stadium Services (servicing Qualcomm, Petco, Cricket) Special Events and Bin Rentals (recycling & waste collection)  35 special events Buyback Center at Qualcomm Stadium Buyback Center Fundraising Events for Schools, Clubs & Sporting Events CRV Fundraising with Schools, Clubs & Sporting Events Recycling Internships Staffing
  3. 3. Strategy What earned income services do you provide? -Business and Multi-Family Residential Collection Services -Stadium Services (servicing Qualcomm, Petco, Cricket) -Special Events and Bin Rentals (recycling & waste collection) -Recycling Internships -Buyback Center at Qualcomm Stadium Why was this particular earned income program chosen? -These services are in demand in San Diego -UCO provides a discounted rate in order to capture
  4. 4. Target Market Target market: Who are your participants/clients? -Businesses, organizations, schools, Multi-Family Residential Units, Bars, Restaurants and Sports Venue. Value proposition: What value do they receive from your service? -Compliance with regulations -Quality service- we strive to exceed expectations Competitive advantage: Why do your clients select your service over competitors? -Customer Service- - Help Disadvantage Youth -Benefit to community -Competitive pricing -Services that other haulers will not provide (U.S. Grant)
  5. 5. Operations How does the program work? -Materials are dropped off at our BBC, picked up on routes, or gathered from Sports venues. -Depending on the program we charge a fee for service and/or collect CRV/scrap value from the materials. What materials are collected, processed and/or sold? -CRV and Scrap (paper, cardboard, non-CRV plastic, glass, and aluminum) What equipment and facilities are needed? -vehicles -Sorting Center: conveyor belt and compactor -Buyback Center: sorting table, cash register, scale, storage units Describe the staffing and corpsmember needs of the program. -Daily Routes: 2-3 Staff & 4-6 corpsmembers -Special Events: contingent on event -Stadium Services: 6 Staff and 40-70 corpsmembers
  6. 6. Financial Information What are the capital (financial) needs to operate this program? -$1,771,535 operating cost 11/12 How much do you charge for your services? - Petco: $2,700 per event -Qualcomm: $4,725.00 per event or if back to back $9,450.00 -Special Events: Rate $25 per CM/hour, $35 per Staff/hour. Always negotiable. -Plus item rentals: $100 for twelve 96 gallon bins, $5 per Clearstream or $8 per pair Is the program profitable? What is your net income (or net loss) per year?  - $1,190,077.61 Could you operate this program without CalRecycle funding? -NO
  7. 7. Collaboration Who are the key collaborators and what are their roles? Our key collaborators are our major sponsors which include: -Aramark (PETCO) -Cricket (Special Concerts) -Qualcomm -OMBAC (OTL) -SD Unified School District -Alvarado Hospital
  8. 8. Key Lessons What lessons did you learn from this program?  Customer Service  Planning  Budgeting  Negotiation  Contracts  Billing
  9. 9. Next Steps What are the next steps for the program? (maintain, grow, pivot) Strategies for future growth include: -Add more businesses to existing routes -Research and pursue special events -Place more Interns -Maintain $25/30 rates
  10. 10. Questions
  11. 11. Thank You!