Cranberry Township Residential
Cranberry Township is known as one of the fastest growing and progressive
communities in Pennsylvania. The rapid influx of residents and commercial
establishments into the community over the past decade resulted in a
continual increase in waste generation and a dramatic change in its composition.
Greater pressure to comply with state and county laws along with poor
participation and recycling rates the Township determined it was time for a an
overhaul of its system.
The project would initiate the first municipal collection contract for the
Township. Formerly residents, were served under a subscription based system by
multiple haulers that provided unlimited collection of waste and no incentive
Nestor Resources designed a comprehensive solid waste, recycling and
composting collection program for the Township. The program incorporated a PAYT variable rate
structure featuring fully automated curbside collection with
multiple sized carts for waste, recyclables and yard trimmings. The project required negotiating and intervention with
county, state and private sector representatives to establish
mutual cooperation and secured funding.
partnership included development of single stream recycling and
composting facilities. Nestor Resources developed the bid and contract specifications
and served as an interface with prospective bidders to explain
the unique service requirements of the program.
In the first quarter of the program, the Township saw an increase in the
residential participation set-out rate grow from 57% to 98%. Its residential
recovery rate jumped from a low of 9% to 32%. Recovery climbed even
higher during the growing season exceeding 40%.
In 2005 the program received Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell's Award for
Environmental Excellence. Of 78 applicants, the program was one of
projects honored for their commitment to develop and build environmental
stewardship and economic development in Pennsylvania.
More information on the award.