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[greenyes] public space recycling in large U.S. cities, cost-benefit analysis


Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for data on public space recycling in large U.S. cities. In
particular, I am interested in how large U.S. cities have dealt with the
following challenges to this practice:

- pedestrian contamination of recycling bins with garbage and/or plastics
not targeted under the local recycling program
- additional collection and transport costs and vehicular environmental
impacts, especially in relation to small tonnages collected
- criteria for selection of areas in which to provide public space recycling
(pedestrian traffic, economic activity, symbolic significance of place,
public/private ownership, etc.)
- resistance to public space recycling projects by contracted haulers,
retailers, or others.

Thank you very much,
Samantha MacBride
Senior Policy Analyst
Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling
New York City Department of Sanitation
44 Beaver Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10004
phone: 917-237-5674
fax: 212-837-8263





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