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Re: [greenyes] who was the first multi-material curbside program?


Somerville initiated collection in December 1975, and Marblehead in January 1976.
Palo Alto initiated its pilot program to about 20% of its households at the end of 1978, and expanded to Citywide as a result of an SB650 grant from the state of CA in 1980.
Santa Rosa and El Cerrito CA both started multi-material curbside collection with funding from CA waste management board in 1979. We introduced the 'stacking bin' in the Santa Rosa program, and for those of you that know him, Stu Clark was hired as the recycling collection driver in Santa Rosa at that time.

Richard Gertman
----- Original Message -----
From: Gary Liss
To: Eric Lombardi ; 'Pete Pasterz' ; Reindl@no.address ; GreenYes@no.address
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [greenyes] who was the first multi-material curbside program?


Eric,

In addition to the programs mentioned already (Boulder, CO; Madison, WI; and Modesto, CA), other early multi-material curbside recycling programs were:
a.. San Luis Obispo, CA
b.. Palo Alto, CA
c.. Fresno, CA - MARS program started in 1976 or 77
d.. Davis, CA
e.. Berkeley, CA - 1972
Also, the USEPA funded model curbside recycling programs in Somerville and Marblehead, MA in the 1970s.

I don't know the starting dates for all of these.

Gary

At 09:45 AM 6/27/2005, Eric Lombardi wrote:

Eco-Cycle was collecting curbside paper and containers in 1976, almost 30
years ago. We claim to be "one of the first 20"... don't know where Grogan
came up with that one. I have heard that the first multi-material
collection program was in California sometime around 1970? I think Gary
Liss told me that... hey, Gary, you know the history on this?

Eric


-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Pasterz [ mailto:ppasterz@no.address]
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 10:17 AM
To: Reindl@no.address; GreenYes@no.address
Subject: Re: [greenyes] Recycling around the world

Note under the US coverage that 20 years ago only one roadside
[curbside]recycling program existed...whose was that...Ecocycle's? Recycle
Ann Arbor's The Recyclers [of Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties]?, etc.
etc........

>>> "Reindl, John" <Reindl@no.address> 06/27/05 09:52AM >>>
There's an interesting article on recycling in the UK, the EU and selected
other countries around the world on the BBC web page today at
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4620041.stm>
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4620041.stm

John
Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485
www.garyliss.com


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