Recycling Participation Rates

5 Jan. 2022

One of the first things single stream salespeople will tell you is that your participation rates will increase in your recycling program. When talking trash with people trying to sell you the large scale fix, you must always ask deeper questions. Increased participation simply refers to either a percentage, or the number of recycle bins on the curb, or number or percentage of people who put bins on the curb.


It does not account for all the garbage going into the recycle bins, like dead animals, soiled diapers, rotten food, motor parts, bowling balls, Christmas lights, garden hoses, glass shards, etc. Your first priority needs to be transparency. See the Legislation section of this website for ideas.

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