Community Partnership Program

Purpose

The goal of FPI’s Community Partnership program is to add a suite of foodservice packaging to curbside recycling and/or composting programs in vetted communities. Success in partner communities can provide model programs and lay the foundation for greater acceptance in curbside programs nationwide.


Selection Process

Communities are selected for the program following a robust screening and vetting process. This ensures partner communities have the resources in place to successfully recover foodservice packaging, from collection to processing and viable end markets.

 

 

What We Provide

As part of adding foodservice packaging to a recycling and/or composting program, FPI will:

  • conduct outreach to stakeholders, e.g. materials recovery facilities, haulers, end markets, composters and communities;

  • collect data on stream composition and other program parameters before and after the launch; and

  • develop a strong communications component to complement the education and outreach efforts of the chosen community.

 

Selected partner communities are also eligible for grant funding to assist with educating residents on the additions to the program. This provides a great opportunity to refresh education on what should be recycled/composted.

Interested in Becoming a Community Partner?​​

Resources

Program Overview

Learn more about the Community Partners Program with this downloadable Overview of Program (PDF)

 

Residue to Recovery: Increasing Recycling Opportunities for Foodservice Packaging

The changing landscape of recycling markets demands an innovative approach to find solutions that benefit communities, MRFs and end markets. The webinar below highlights the first three Community Partners that added foodservice packaging to their recycling programs and the positive impacts that it had on their overall programs. To view the webinar presentation, click here.

Educational Video

It is essential to educate residents to achieve clean and empty curbside recycling. Community Partners benefit from many educational resources to encourage proper recycling among residents. This video is available in English and Spanish and personalized with your city's contact information. 

 

Resources

Program Overview

Learn more about the Community Partners Program with this downloadable Overview of Program (PDF)

Current Community Partnerships

Chattanooga, TN

Louisville, KY

Washington, D.C.

Denver, CO

Millennium Recycling:

SD & MN

Kent County, MI

Community Partnerships Results

 

Community Partnerships have seen increases in recovery and engagement while experiencing decreased contamination levels. Read more about the results of our community partnerships here.

Residue to Recovery: Increasing Recycling Opportunities for Foodservice Packaging

The changing landscape of recycling markets demands an innovative approach to find solutions that benefit communities, MRFs and end markets. The webinar below highlights the first three Community Partners that added foodservice packaging to their recycling programs and the positive impacts that it had on their overall programs. To view the webinar presentation, click here.

 

Educational Video

It is essential to educate residents to achieve clean and empty curbside recycling. Community Partners benefit from many educational resources to encourage proper recycling among residents. This video is available in English and Spanish and personalized with your city's contact information. 

Toolkit brought to you by FPI's Paper Recovery Alliance (PRA) and Plastics Recovery Group (PRG).

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