What is Resource Management (RM)?
RM is a contracting model for solid waste management where waste generators and contractors share financial benefits from “resource efficiency” innovations, including source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting. RM changes the nature of current disposal services to support waste minimization and recycling. As a performance-based contract strategy, RM taps into the expertise of external contractors to bolster waste reduction and recycling through value-added services, such as improved reporting, dedicated customer service, and analysis. The key to success in RM contracting is changing the compensation structure to provide incentives for contractors and reward them for achieving mutually determined goals, shifting the contractors’ profitability model from “haul/dispose more volume” to “minimize waste and manage resources better.”

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