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

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Recycling Economics

Maximizing revenues from recyclables depends on many factors, such as type and amount of recyclables generated, whether the materials are source-separated or commingled, how recyclables are processed (i.e., loose or baled), and the cost of shipping. As introduced in Chapter 3, there are several types of recycling collections, most notably source-separated, which entails the customer manually separating recyclables by material type, and single-stream recycling, where all recyclables are disposed of together. This chapter briefly discusses some of the tools that the recycling coordinator can utilize to help evaluate the economics of the recycling program and means to ensure its economic viability.

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