The Determinants of Household Recycling : A Material Specific Analysis of Recycling Program Features and Unit Pricing

  title={The Determinants of Household Recycling : A Material Specific Analysis of Recycling Program Features and Unit Pricing},
  author={Robin R. Jenkins and Salvador A. Martinez and Karen Palmer and Michael J. Podolsky},
This paper examines the impact of two popular solid waste programs on the percent recycled of several different materials found in the residential solid waste stream. We examine a unique, national, household-level data set containing information on the percent recycled of five different materials: glass bottles, plastic bottles, aluminum, newspaper, and yard waste. We find that access to curbside recycling has a significant and substantial positive effect on the percentage recycled of all five… CONTINUE READING


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