The effectiveness of municipal recycling programs in 350 Massachusetts towns were analyzed. The data suggest that the recycling budget in each town has a significant impact on the overall quality of the program. Affluent and well-educated towns in the western part of the state have established successful recycling programs. Implementing PAYT or single-stream recycling programs also has a positive effect on a town's municipal recycling rate.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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