Approaches to Implementing Solid Waste Recycling Facilities


  • Marc J. Rogoff
  • John F. Williams

This book illustrates practical approaches to recycling solutions, and will provide needed guidance to public officials and other interested parties. This book addresses both art and science aspects of recycling. Many communities are faced with difficult choices when it comes to expanding or maintaining current recycling efforts.
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Public officials and others working to create or expand recycling facilities.


Book information

  • Published: December 1994
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1352-0

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 1.1 Practical Approaches to Recycling 1.2 Responding to Public Needs and Concerns 1.3 ""It's the Economics"" 1.4 Flexibility 1.5 Related Training 1.6 Career Paths 1.7 From Art to Science2. Calculating Maximum Recycling Potential 2.1 Point of Measurement 2.2 Relating Recycling Goals to MRP 2.3 Community Specific 2.4 Calculating Your Community's MRP3. Collection Approaches 3.1 Curbside Collection Alternatives 3.2 Permanent Collection Centers 3.3 Buy-Back Centers 3.4 Periodic Collection Programs 3.5 Other Solid Waste Collection Programs4. Processing Technologies 4.1 Recycling Program Alternatives - Processing 4.2 Mixed Waste Processing 4.4 Yard Waste Composting 4.5 Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling 4.6 Alternative Evaluation5. Marketing Recyclables 5.1 Market Forces 5.2 Recyclable Materials6. Public Education Programs 6.1 How Do People Learn 6.2 Communication Do's and Don'ts 6.3 Where Do You Begin? 6.4 The Communications Plan 6.5 Public Education Strategies 6.6 Varieties of Educational Methods 6.7 Other Sources of Public Education Information and Materials7. Recycling Economics 7.1 Costs of Recycling Programs 7.2 Financing Programs 7.3 Issuing and Marketing a Bond Issue8. Institutional Issues 8.1 Procurement 8.3 Ownership Issues 8.5 Waste Flow Considerations9. Case Studies The State of Delaware City of Tampa, Florida Orange County, Florida Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Florida City of Omaha, Nebraska Union County, New Jersey The Town of Islip, New York Mecklenburg County, North Carolina City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania10. Glossary of Recycling Terms11. References Index