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Welcome to the Resource Center, !

You are 5 steps away from starting your journey to:
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See The Advantages

What We Can Do For You

We wanted to provide the world with the very first, all free recycling and waste tracking program. It's important to us that we do everything we can to make the world a greener place and try to make sense of this crazy industry. Check out the video below to see what it's all about!

Heads Up! On the next step you’ll also be asked to enter in the following organizational information to improve the accuracy of your data:

Organization Population
Monthly Recycling Fee
Monthly Waste Fee
Whether or not you receive the value of your recycled materials
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Model Your Program

Create your first Program Division!

Divisions are used to split your recycling program into as many groups as you need. Some may use this function to track different floors, buildings, or even whole cities separately. Just remember that smaller divisions are more flexible, but more work to maintain.

Wait…What is a Program Division?

A Program Division can be your entire organization as a whole (i.e Busch Systems) or it can be a division [of many] of your organization (i.e the R&D floor at Busch Systems).

The Resource Center allows you to create multiple divisions within an organization. Modelling your program this way allows you to:

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Drilldown on specific areas within your organization to individually improve those divisions
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Create competition between divisions (i.e the Dorm Building #1 on campus vs. Dorm Building #2)
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Segment out areas that heavily skew data (i.e Accounting department’s paper output)
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Separate the collection of recycling and waste indoors vs. outdoors—if you choose.
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Dedicate and invite a representative to manage each division, just remember more divisions = more work!

Here are some examples of how others have setup their divisions!

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Collect Some Data

Collect Some Sweet, Sweet Data

The first thing we have to do is gather a bunch of information about your recycling program. We need to know things like, how many recycling / waste stations you have, what type of material is being collected at each station, and its volume. It's also important to gather some information about your organization, such as how many people are serviced by these recycling stations and how much you pay to have them emptied. All of this will be factored in to the statistics generated by the RESOURCE CENTER algorithms.

Download the following PDF to help you and your team collect data on the current status of your program.

The pre-audit form is a guide to modelling your program. Use this guide as you walk around your office/campus/facility to perform a pre-audit.

What stations/bins should I include?

Be sure to collect the data in the Pre-audit PDF on a CENTRALIZED station (note that you should not include deskside bins/stations if your current process involves emptying deskside bins into the centralized stations—which it should, by the way!).

Once you’ve collected all of the data you will be prompted to enter that data into the system on your next step!

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Build Stations

Create your first Station!

Stations are your recycling & waste bins located in centralized areas within your division. For this walkthrough choose a particular station closest to you to get started.

The Busch Systems Resource Center is the first and only software application to map recycling & waste programs at the station level. Once you’ve mapped out your stations within your division(s) you’ll be able to enter data for each station. This will allow that data to be aggregated to give a full overview of your program for each division, as well as individual data on each station to find problem stations!

Click the “New Station” button to get started!

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Input Bin Usage

Let's See What The System Says

Alright so you’ve modelled your program and you are ready to go! Click the Input Data button and you will be prompted to input your pre-audit data based on your capacity estimates—exciting! This will fill your dashboard with YOUR data from your first station and give you a snapshot of where your program currently stands!

You Did It!