programs can be difficult to sustain. However, communities across the
country have developed successful strategies for maintaining and
expanding residential recycling programs, and some communities have
even turned these programs into cost-saving operations.
There are significant
environmental and economic benefits associated with recycling.
Recycling helps create jobs, can be more cost effective than trash
collection, reduces the need for new landfills, saves energy,
supplies valuable raw materials to industry, and adds significantly
to the U.S. economy.
LGEAN resources most
applicable to recycling include:
Waste. Provides a summary of issues including
national waste generation rates, landfill capacity problems, and
landfill and incinerator regulations. This resource also includes
links to numerous useful documents.