Title

Feature article on solutions to Portland's poor recycling record, which is due l

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

4-23-1998

Pages

8-9

Abstract

Feature article on solutions to Portland's poor recycling record, which is due largely to the inconvenient drop-off locations, called "silver bullets." Communities with a pay-per-bag system have had the greatest success in increasing their recycling rates. Generally, the pay-per-bag system has dropped their volume of trash by about a third. Such a system might save Portland taxpayers money on the city's annual $1.1 million garbage bill. Regional Waste Systems, which incinerates Portland's trash, might need to expand its facility because it lacks the capacity to burn all the trash it gets.

Subjects

Recycling -- Portland

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