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Solid Waste Recycling and Processing, 2nd Edition by Marc J. Rogoff

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Collection Approaches

There are a variety of different approaches that have developed in solid waste recycling programs over the last few decades to collect potential recyclables from residents, businesses, and institutions. This chapter will briefly describe these programs, providing descriptions of their advantages and disadvantages and illustrate them with a few pertinent case studies.

Keywords

Waste reduction; recycling and composting; solid waste collection; self-haul

Waste Reduction and Reuse

The following section provides a brief discussion on source reduction and reuse, including examples of how communities are encouraging residents to rethink what waste is and to aim toward the concept of “zero waste.” Source reduction and reuse involves ...

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