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[GreenYes] RE: help: Recycling Collection Costs
You might be interested in a system for collecting, processing
and recycling beverage containers that is paid for by industry
(producers and consumers of the beverages).  It's called a
deposit system and it operates much like the system the
beverage industry set up more than 100 years ago to distribute
beer and soft drinks in refillable glass bottles.  Like the original
'deposit/return' system, consumers pay a 'refundable' deposit
on their beverage containers.  When they return the container
to the store (or redemption center) their deposit (usually a
nickel, but in one US state, Michigan, it's a dime) the deposit
is refunded.
For more information go to our websites below. 

Patricia Franklin
Executive Director
Container Recycling Institute
1911 N. Fort Myer Drive, Ste. 702
Arlington, VA 22209

TEL:   703.276.9800
FAX:   703.276.9587

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2002 5:18 AM
Subject: help: Recycling Collection Costs

I'm a Student of Environment Engineering in Turkey.
I need some Informations about other Countries "Recycling Collection Costs".
The Subject of my Thesis is "Recycling Collection Cost Analysis of the City Korfez in Turkey"
I need the collection cost of other countries to compare the costs between the cities.
Can you give me some sources/resources (or links) about:
* collection cost per household or
* collection cost per ton recyclable material or similar datas..
For example;
City of Thousand Oaks
Population: 117,600
Households: 41,811 total; 32,516 single-family, 7,848 multifamily; 1,150 mobile home
businesses: 1,200
Collection Cost: $55 per vehicle/month
(or $xx per household
or $xx per ton material
or $xx per container etc...)
Recycling program cost (1997-98): $300,662
Many thanks for your time!
Environmental Eng. Student

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