Recycling Program Standard
Not Under Revision
This standard ensures that incoming waste is processed into usable material in an efficient manner and materials are not unnecessarily sent to be landfilled or processed by a third party. This standard quantifies the amount of material diverted from a landfill during a one-year period and the percentage of salable and further recyclable material compared to waste that is landfill-destined, incinerated, or permanently stored (as in the case of some hazardous wastes).
This standard is aligned with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Guides for the Use of Environmental Claims and with the Material and Resources criteria for recycled content for building products according to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building rating system.