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[greenyes] Curbside recycling quantities and set-out rates

James , a study of costs of implementing curbside recycling in
New Castle County, DE (home to 2/3 of DE's population)
is on DE DNREC's website (
Click on "Recycling" and then on "New Castle County Study."
The study was conducted by DSM Environmental Services, Inc.,
and estimates costs of implementing various curbside
recycling scenarios, as well as quantities of recyclables
that would likely be captured. Cost of building and
operating a MRF is also included.

Mike Giuranna
EPA, Region III
1650 Arch Street (3WC21)
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
215-814-3163 fax
e-mail giuranna.mike@no.address

Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 12:47:39 -0400
To: "GreenYes" <greenyes@no.address>
From: "James Wood" <jwood@no.address>
Subject: Curbside recycling quantities and set-out rates
Message-ID: <009f01c53ac8$58b67570$e9757dc0@no.address>

Dear Fellow GreenYes folk,

I am writing in search of information regarding curbside recycling
quantities and set-out rates.

One of the four rural MD Counties our regional program serves is working
a study to consider expanding County services to include curbside trash,
possibly curbside recycling, collection.

For purposes of the study, weekly dual stream (containers & fiber)
collection is assumed. Currently the container type is assumed to be
gallon bins for containers & bundles for fiber.

As part of the study we are interested in reasonable assumptions for

a.. Quantity (lbs) per household
b.. Set-out Rate (%)
At your earliest convenience, we are most interested in any readily
available, real-world data you may have regarding quantity per household
set-out rate.

In addition, I welcome any insight regarding curbside recycling
considerations, in general. Since the county would essentially be
from scratch as far as curbside recycling, collection methods, frequency
container types are all available for consideration.

Currently for recycling, residents have access to 16 recycling drop-off
stations (using 7 color-coded igloo-shaped receptacles for Mixed Metal
ONP, Mags & mixed paper, Plastic 1& 2 bottles, & 3 colors of glass ...
Cardboard, oil, antifreeze, scrap metal & textiles also are accepted at
transfer stations) and curbside recycling service available in two small

towns, and by subscription, with a non-profit recycler. A neighboring
county, and partner in our regional recycling program, provides curbsort

collection by county forces.

Thank you.


James Wood
Recycling "Shore" Matters!

James Wood, Regional Coordinator
Midshore Regional Recycling Program
P.O. Box 56
Centreville, MD 21617

410-758-6606 Fax


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