ERIC Number: ED318599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Why Waste a Second Chance? A Small Town Guide to Recycling.
National Association of Towns and Townships, Washington, DC.
In many communities, garbage disposal--solid waste management--is the third largest municipal expenditure and a fast growing budget item. Many small local governments have controlled the growth of these costs by recycling up to 40% of the total solid waste they produce. This guidebook can help communities identify and develop opportunities available through recycling. Chapters cover: (1) recycling as part of an overall community strategy to deal with limited landfill space, rising disposal costs, stricter federal and state regulations, and environmental problems; (2) information gathering and problem assessment to locate the right solutions to solid waste problems; (3) locating buyers and creating a market for recycled materials; (4) making decisions in the design of a recycling program; and (5) educating the public through media coverage, flyers, school programs, and other approaches that encourage household and business participation. Appendices include state government recycling agencies; state recycling associations; a selected bibliography of 24 books, reports, journals, school curricula, and EPA publications; and an outline of financing options. (SV)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Attitudes, Community Problems, Local Government, Program Development, Publicity, Recycling, Rural Areas, Solid Wastes
National Association of Towns and Townships, 1522 K Street, N.W., Suite 730, Washington, DC 20005 ($11.00 postpaid, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Towns and Townships, Washington, DC.