Commercial Recycling Benchmarking Survey (Fairfax County, Virginia)

GBB conducted a benchmarking survey of six jurisdictions for practices in commercial and multi-family recycling to compare with those in Fairfax County. The communities were chosen jointly by GBB and the County, as follows: the City of Virginia Beach, VA, the District of Columbia, the City of San Jose, CA, Montgomery County, MD, Westchester County, NY, and Palm Beach County, FL.  The six communities were researched via internet, phone interviews and email correspondence.  The data collected for each community included ordinances, solid waste regulations, information provided to citizens and businesses, local hauler guidelines and requirements and operational data from staff.  The information collected was summarized in an Excel spreadsheet and presented to the County for final review and approval.