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[greenyes] How Do Drop-Offs Do?
Dear All,

Am interested in hearing from drop-off program operators on how well 
drop-offs do in terms of:

1.  community participation levels
2.  percent of discard stream recovered for reuse, recycling, composting, and 
any other real resource-saving methods (not landfill, alternate daily cover 
[ADC], incineration, or other "conversion" technologies)
3.  other measures of program performance, e.g., disposal cost-savings
4.  interesting anecdotal information (community size, type of sponsor 
organization, staffing, public education, funding, community economic development, 

This is for a study of recycling (in the large sense) options for a rural 
part of San Diego County.  The area has 2 small, unstaffed drop-offs now, & no 
data on recovery.  Current collection includes only cans, glass & plastic 
bottles, & news.  Population served is > 5000.  One hope is that findings from other 
drop-offs similar to this size MIGHT help with a guesstimate baseline on 
participation or recovery.

Of special interest are model drop-off programs in rural areas that have 
expanded into resource recovery parks by adding reusables, building materials, 
composting, local loop enterprises/jobs, etc.  Any and all responses, especially 
including websites, contact names/numbers, & other good info will be 
gratefully accepted.

Many thanks,
Gretchen Brewer
(for San Diego County DPW/Recycling)
Earth Circle
PO Box 81985
San Diego, CA  92138-1985
ph  619-298-7626
fax  619-298-7967 (by appt) 


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