Tag Archives: Recycling Incentives

Community Recycling Keys to Success

In recent posts we’ve reviewed four successful programs; the City of Clifton, New Jersey, the City of Beaverton, Oregon, the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Florida.  These programs reside in different parts of the country and the programs are structurally different. So what makes them successful? […]
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Increasing recycling behavior: Use a ‘sticker of shame’?

There are many strategies for increasing recycling behavior in a residential program. Pay as you throw disposal systems, recycling incentives and mandatory recycling are techniques often employed. Officials in Revelstoke, British Columbia, have a different idea. Revelstoke recently launched a curbside recycling program. Previously residents were provided with recycling bins in which to collect their […]
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Recycling Incentives: Do they pay off?

A few days ago we discussed the impact of economic factors on the decision to recycle. Specifically we discussed the impact of pay-as-you-throw pricing programs for waste disposal. When it comes to household economics, PAYT can be looked at as the ‘stick’. Recycling incentives are the ‘carrot’, and there’s alot of debate over which is […]
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Do ‘pay as you throw’ garbage disposal systems have a positive effect on recycling?

The effect of household economics on the individual’s decision to recycle has long been a topic of debate.  While there is ample evidence that money plays a role, there is a continuing debate over using volume-based disposal fee systems (which in effect punish the household for producing more waste) versus providing a monetary incentive for recycling […]
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