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[GreenYes] Roadside Litter Recycling?
Hello All -

One of our board members asked me today if there are any states or
communities that recycle materials collected from roadsides as part of their
clean-up efforts. Regardless of the workforce (i.e., prisoners, contractors,
volunteers, etc.). He's interested in seeing this type of program
implemented and we are looking for examples.

Some practical questions:

1. Is it cost effective
2. What are the barriers (besides for education and possible contamination)
that would prevent roadside recyclables from being recovered.
3. Are bottle bill states redeeming used beverage containers (UBC)as part of
their litter clean-up programs?

I'm not sure how many steel cans end up on roadsides, but they could perhaps
be included in the mix.

Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much for your time and assistance in this matter.


Christine McCoy
Director, Environmental Programs
Rural Community Assistance Program
1522 K Street, NW #400
Washington, DC  20005
Phone: 202/408-1273 ext. 104
Fax: 202/408-8165

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