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Co-Collection of Recyclables and Mixed Waste: Problems and Opportunities

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Jan 1, 1992 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Co-collection—the one-stop, one-vehicle gathering of recyclables and refuse—is gaining interest in the recycling arena. This report documents the operations of 14 co-collection systems that pick up mixed waste and source-separated recyclables. It describes set-out and collection methods, materials targeted, recovery rates, and costs. Any community considering co-collection will want this informative report.

by Brenda Platt and Jill Zachary
ISBN 0-917582-26-8, LC 97-34141
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