The Organization and Efficiency of Residential Recycling Services
Using data on residential recycling costs from fifty-seven Wisconsin cities, this study finds that average per-household recycling costs are significantly lower in cities that contract with a firm to provide curbside collection than in cities that provide municipal collection service. Higher population density reduces per-household recycling collection costs, but city size is not a significant determinant. Costs were higher in a city that had a market-based subscription program with several recycling haulers. These results are consistent with earlier work on the costs of waste disposal services.
Volume (Year): 21 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (Spring)
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