The recovery of more than 40 percent of municipal solid waste is now a reality. This report establishes materials recovery as a cost-effective, primary waste management strategy. The operating experiences of 17 communities—urban, suburban, and rural—are extensively documented. The book includes 58 charts with specifics of recycling and composting programs, breakdowns of capital and operating costs, and information on materials targeted. It also provides information on incentives, collection methods, education and publicity, and contact people. A valuable guide for anyone interested in materials recovery and recycling.
by Brenda Platt, Christine Doherty, Anne Claire Broughton, and David Morris
1991, 264 pages
Beyond 40 Percent
ISBN 1-55963-073-6, LC 90-4769