Zero Waste Agreements

This is the project web site for the EPA Region 9 Zero Waste Franchise Project. Conducted by HDR Engineering and Micro Services Plus, the project is focused on the wide variety of agreements used to procure zero waste related services. Franchises will play a big role but are not the sole focus!

The ultimate purpose is to create an on-line EPA eGuide to help local governments develop service provider agreements that support Zero Waste goals and policies. To that end we are collecting innovative strategies, practices and contract language that motivate service providers as well as generators to seriously reduce consumption and increase reuse, remanufacturing, recycling and composting.

We invite you to review the best practices collected to date and offer your ideas and comments. 


Saskia van Gendt/US EPA Region 9
Ruth Abbe/HDR Engineering
Portia Sinnott/Micro Services Plus