chapter  11
13 Pages

Logistics of Recycling

So far in Part 2, we have been talking about the big picture-why to recycle,when to recycle, how much to recycle, and how to price recycling. Here weturn to the little picture, pointing out the many small decisions needed to determine how to recycle. But before turning to these multifarious details, let’s look at why so many decisions must be made. If a new city were, somehow, to spring up overnight, and you were asked to establish a trash collection system, you could call in a dozen consultants, and they would all give you about the same advice. We have been collecting garbage in the “modern way” for nearly a century now, a best way has emerged, and a consensus on it has been reached.