ERIC Number: ED193088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Operating A Recycling Program: A Citizen's Guide.
Mulligan, Kevin; Powell, Jerry
Presented are recycling program alternatives, procedures for handling and marketing recyclable materials, and suggestions for financing and publicizing a recycling operation. This publication offers a general overview of the possibilities and potential pitfalls of recycling efforts, thereby serving as a catalyst and guide for organizations wishing to initiate recycling programs in their communities. Five chapters provide basic background information on: (1) markets; (2) models of operation; (3) handling, processing, equipment, and labor; (4) publicity and education; and (5) funding and business management. To demonstrate how the ideas and suggestions discussed can be put into operation, a case history of a Portland, Oregon recycling program is presented. In addition, a chapter on resources lists and briefly describes publications, films, and sources of information related to recycling. (WB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Solid Waste Management Office.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared through the Portland Recycling Team.