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ISRI Considers Additions to its Scrap Specifications Circular

ISRI Considers Additions to its Scrap Specifications Circular

The proposed additions are for inbound residential single stream and inbound residential dual stream.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors will consider the addition of two new specifications to the ISRI Scrap Specifications Circular at its upcoming Winter Meeting on February 21.

Inbound Residential Single Stream Specification

Inbound Residential Single Stream is the material derived from a recycling method whereby residents of a community place allowed materials in a specifically designated receptacle to be left at a drop-off point outside their residence. The purpose of the specification is to give materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and municipalities a common vernacular to negotiate the items that comprise the material stream derived from a single stream curbside collection program. The specifications describe not only the items that should be part of the system but prohibitives and other materials that could be considered contaminants.

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Inbound Residential Dual Stream Specification

Inbound Residential Dual Stream is the material derived from a recycling method whereby residents of a community place allowed materials in a specifically designated receptacle to be left at a drop-off point outside their residence. The purpose of the specification is to give MRFs and municipalities a common vernacular to negotiate the items that comprise the material stream derived from a dual stream curbside collection program. The specifications describe not only the items that should be part of the system but prohibitives and other materials that could be considered contaminants.

View the entire specification

The specifications were previously approved by ISRI’s Plastics Division in September 2019 and MRF Committee in July 2019. The full board may choose to adopt, amend or reject the recommendations of the division or table them pending further review. More information about the rules governing the procedures from the addition, amendment or withdrawal of ISRI’s scrap specifications can be found in the Scrap Specifications Circular. To submit comments, recommendations or questions, please contact ISRI Chief Economist Joe Pickard. There will be an open comment period for 30 days following the vote by the board.

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