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The Organization and Efficiency of Residential Recycling Services

  • Wayne Carroll

    (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire)

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    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.

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    Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 21 (1995)
    Issue (Month): 2 (Spring)
    Pages: 215-225

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    Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:21:y:1995:i:2:p:215-225
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