Re: [GRRN] looking for cities that have dropped recyclables

Pat Franklin (
Mon, 4 Jan 1999 09:23:17 -0800 (PST)


Talk about amazing!!!!! I find it INCREDIBLY AMAZING that a curbside
recycling program in California would be dropped when they get 2.5 cents for
every beverage container that ends up in their recycling box. Can someone
explain that one??????

Pat Franklin
At 02:12 PM 1/1/99 -0800, Myra Nissen wrote:
>Amazing that you ask. I just clipped an article from the Dec. 25, 1998
>Fresno Bee about Kings Waste and Recycling Authority (Kings County
>California) dropping their curbside program after spending $1.4 million.
>The reason stated in the article is lack of participation did not
>justify the costs.
>Knowing residents of the county who are advid recyclers, I suspect the
>program did not have adequate public outreach, but that is my opinion. I
>suspect markets contributed to the decision as this is a rural county in
>central California and markets are an issue in this part of CA.
>If you would like a copy of the article, let me know.
>Myra Nissen
>The Sutta Co
>1221 Third St
>Oakland, CA
>Hatti Koth wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Can anyone on the list provide me with quick examples of city or
community recycling programs that have stopped collecting individual
materials for recycling because of economic or market reasons? (e.g. ABC
City stopped collecting plastic bottles curbside in 1997 because they could
no longer find markets or afford the collection costs for plastics.) I just
need the basic info for use as examp
>les, preferably things that were dropped from programs within the last 5 years.
>> Thanks ahead of time for your help.
>> Hatti Koth
>> Recycling Outreach Coordinator
>> Saint Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium
>> 475 N. Cleveland Ave., #100
>> Saint Paul, MN 55104
>> (651) 644-7678
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