Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Mello, Natalie A.

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica


While working with Dr. Arrieta from the School of Chemistry, at the University of Costa Rica in San Jose, we researched previous recycling programs in Costa Rica, surveyed residents of the area, conducted interviews with community officials in Montes de Oca, and began a pilot recycling program in this community. This project established possible reasons for previous programs' successes and failures, provided a socioeconomic breakdown of community opinion towards solid waste disposal and recycling, and provided suggestions for best practices in recycling.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering