Municipal recycling programs have been one of the great success stories as the overall recycling rate has tripled in the past 30 years. More than half of Americans have access to local curbside recycling. The current economic model for recycling is unsustainable as the “China Sword” import restrictions has halted U.S. exports of recycling material to China. In addition, evolving mix of materials in the recycling stream, shifts in the end-market demands and limited public awareness about what and how to recycle. Can we save recycling? This workshop will explore the options.
Craig Lutz, Manager of Municipal Services, Republic Services
Jim Smith, Manager of Municipal Services, Republic Services