WGP Credit 7: Economic Assessment of Solid Waste Management Program (2 points) Reciprocal Intent: Provide transparency around the costs and benefits of solid waste management programs. Requirements: Local Government and Industry Requirements 1. Calculate and publish total (residential and non-residential) solid waste program costs per ton or per household or per capita. 2. Provide breakouts as follows: ● Total solid waste management cost per ton. ● Collection costs per ton: o Mixed MSW (Black Bin; residential and non-residential) o Single-stream or dual-stream recyclables (Blue Bin) o Green Waste/Food Waste (Green/Brown/Yellow Bin) o Household Hazardous Waste (including drop off programs) o Bulk items o C&D Debris ● Disposal costs per ton. o Gross o Net (post-sale of output, e.g. energy sales) ● Recycling processing costs per ton: o Gross o Net (post-sale of output, e.g. commodity sales) ● Organic processing costs per ton: o Gross o Net (post-sale of output, e.g. soil amendment sales 3. Estimate impact from waste management program, including indirect and induced effects, on: a. employment and b. economic activity Potential Strategies: ● Track costs for different aspects of the Local Government waste management: collection, processing, disposal, etc. ● Include line items for maintenance, labor and customer service. Figures at this level of detail do not need to be reported. ● Make the top-level cost figures available to Local Government residents and/or to customers of the solid waste Company. ● Provide total costs of each program (recycling, trash, compost) per Household or per capita.