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  1. WASHINGTON COUNTY RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING PROGRAM • GOAL: DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TOWARD RECYCLING AND REDUCTION OF SOLID WASTE, AND TO ENSURE EFFICIENT WASTE REMOVAL AND EXTEND LANDFILL LIFE. • PRESENTATION TOPICS: 1. REVIEW CURRENT PROGRAM PERFORMANCE 2. EVALUATE CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM WITH RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP OPTION

  2. RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING PROGRAM PERFORMANCE – CY 2008 vs. CY 2009 • 2008 & 2009: 145,384 RESIDENTS; 46,847 HOUSEHOLDS • 2008 COUNTY + HAGERSTOWN PROGRAMS: +/- 4,150 TONS RECYCLABLES • 2009 COUNTY + HAGERSTOWN PROGRAMS: +/- 4,164 TONS RECYCLABLES • CONSISTENT 178 LBS PER HOUSEHOLD; 57 LBS PER RESIDENT; STEADY RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING RATE @ 7.9%

  3. DROP-BOX RECYCLING PROGRAM PERFORMANCE – CY 2007 TO CY 2009

  4. DROP-BOX RECYCLING PROGRAM PERFORMANCE – CY 2009 vs. FUTURE

  5. DROP-BOX PROGRAM SUMMARY • PROGRAM IS PLATEAUING - MINIMAL YEARLY INCREASES IN RECYCLABLES VOLUME • FUTURE PROGRAM COST INCREASES WILL OUTPACE VOLUME INCREASES • FINANCING CHALLENGES • HAULER CONTRACT EXPIRES IN CY 2011 • PERFORMANCE HISTORY SHOWS CURRENT PROGRAM IS NOT SUSTAINABLE LONG-TERM

  6. CURBSIDE RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING WITH RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP • INCENTIVE-BASED REWARDS AND LOYALTY PROGRAM THAT IS PROVEN TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO RECYCLE – MEANINGFUL SAVINGS TO MEMBERS • 3 STEPS – RECYCLE, RECORD, REWARD • DEDICATED RECYCLING CONTAINER • RECYCLABLES ARE WEIGHED • MEMBERS ARE REWARDED TO THEIR ACCOUNT BASED ON RECYCLED VOLUMES • MEMBERS CHOOSE REWARDS THEY WANT AND CAN ALSO DONATE REWARDS

  7. CURBSIDE RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING WITH RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP • REWARD “POINTS” ARE 2.5 POINTS PER POUND OF RECYCLABLES • REWARDS ARE REDEEMABLE AT NATIONAL, LOCAL OR ONLINE RETAILERS • RECYCLEBANK ACCOUNT CAN BE ACCESSED ONLINE OR VIA PHONE • POINTS CAN BE REDEEMED WHEN ENOUGH ARE ACCRUED FOR THE SPECIFIC REWARD

  8. RECYCLEBANK REWARDS EXAMPLES

  9. CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM WITH RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP – BASIC COMPONENTS • AGREEMENT BETWEEN COUNTY AND RECYCLEBANK - FLEXIBILITY, GROWTH AND CONTROL - INCLUDE PIGGY-BACK OPTION FOR MUNICIPALITIES - 5 YEAR TOTAL TERM • AGREEMENT WITH HAULER(S) VIA BID PROCESS - SPECIFIES RECYCLEBANK AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS - INCLUDE PIGGY-BACK OPTION FOR MUNICIPALITIES - 5 YEAR TOTAL TERM • AGREEMENT WITH CONTAINER SUPPLIER - 80%/20% MIX OF 95 GAL AND 65 GAL CONTAINERS • FUTURE OPTION FLEXIBILITY - SERVICES ARE CONTRACTUALLY SEPARATE - DESIGNATE MRF IF REVENUE SHARING IS AVAILABLE - FUTURE INTERNALIZATION OF MATERIAL HANDLING

  10. CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM WITH RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP – PROGRAM DETAILS RECYCLEBANK AGREEMENT HIGHLIGHTS - $1.25 PER MONTH PER UNIT FEE - $3 PER UNIT ONE-TIME SETUP FEE FOR MEMBER ACCOUNT SETUP AND EDUCATIONAL MAILERS - CONTINUOUS RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING - CONTINUOUS PUBLIC EDUCATION THROUGH MEMBER ACCOUNT WEBPAGES - LOCAL BUSINESS PARTNERS ADVERTISED ON RECYCLEBANK WEBPAGES - PROGRAM ROLLOUT COVERAGE THROUGH MEDIA (TV, INTERNET, NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, ETC.) - PIGGY-BACK OPTION FOR MUNICIPALITIES - FLEXIBILITY FOR FUTURE INCENTIVE INITIATIVES (ENERGY CONSERVATION)

  11. CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM WITH RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP – PROGRAM DETAILS HAULER(S) AGREEMENT HIGHLIGHTS - REQUIRED TO PARTNER WITH RECYCLEBANK - RFID TAG READERS / CONTAINER LOADING EQPT. BY HAULER - PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES - CONTAINER MAINTENANCE OPTION - $3.50 TO $5 PER UNIT PER MONTH

  12. CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM WITH RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP – PROGRAM DETAILS CONTAINER AGREEMENT HIGHLIGHTS - POTENTIAL TO USE NATIONAL AGREEMENT WITH ONE SUPPLIER - PROJECTED 80% / 20% SPLIT BETWEEN 95 GAL AND 65 GAL CONTAINERS - APPROX. CONTAINER PRICING THRU JUNE 30, 2010. RESIN INCREASE IN JULY 2010 95 GAL: $41.50 EA. + $4 A&D 65 GAL: $34.50 EA. + $4 A&D - INCLUDES RFID TAG, LID INLAY, LOGO

  13. CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM WITH RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP COSTS – LOW vs. HIGH COST VENDOR

  14. RECYCLEBANK REWARDS PER MEMBER vs. PROGRAM COST

  15. RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING RATES WITH RECYCLEBANK PARTNERSHIP2009 RATE = 7.9%

  16. POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL CURBSIDE PROGRAM COSTS – WORST CASE SCENARIOS COLLECTION COSTS PLUS OPERATIONAL COSTS • MRF TIP FEE SHOULD MARKETS DECLINE SIGNIFICANTLY: $78,000- $326,400 PER YEAR @ $25/TON • TRANSPORTATION TO MRF: $20,000 - $225,000++ PER YEAR • FUEL SURCHARGES FROM VENDORS

  17. CONCLUSIONS • INCENTIVISED CURBSIDE RECYCLING CAN MAXIMIZE PARTICIPATION AND VOLUME • POTENTIAL POSITIVE RETURN ON INVESTMENT IF HOUSEHOLD EXCEEDS MODERATE RECYCLING LEVEL (340 LB/YR) • POTENTIAL RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING RATE INCREASE FROM 7.9% TO 12% - 40% • FULL CURBSIDE PROGRAM MAY INCREASE MRA RECYCLING RATE FROM 32% TO 43%

  18. GOING FORWARD - CONTINUOUS EVALUATION OF OPTIONS • CONTINUED EVALUATION OF ALL RECYCLING PROGRAM OPTIONS (EFFICIENCY OF CURRENT SYSTEM, PROGRAM ADDITIONS, ETC.) • OTHER OPPORTUNTIES AS IDENTIFIED