Recently a recycler that is CORR certified has been purchased by another organization. This organization has decided to fill a gap in the market by taking on commingled waste that other recyclers in the area often refuse. Diversion rates excluding ADC were often upwards of 71%, which is ideal for credit compliance. With this change the same recycler is averaging a 57% diversion rate excluding ADC. This negatively impacts our diversion for commingled, and influences projects to be more diligent about source separated containers.
The negative impact to the diversion rate is enough to be hesitant to recommend using this pilot credit, as more points are afforded for higher diversion rates.
How are other people managing?