Improving Local Recycling Policy and Incentivizing Compliance

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Alexis Econie, and Katya Spear. Improving Local Recycling Policy and Incentivizing Compliance. Mayors Innovation Project.

This brief is part of a series of publications MIP has released that was originally researched and compiled as a technical assistance memo to a participating member city. This memo was written in 2020 in response to a specific research question submitted by that member city. To make this publicly available, we’ve removed references to the original request and any location-specific recommendations.

For context, the original research question that prompted this memo was: How can the City increase curbside recycling compliance and decrease contamination, discourage illegal dumping, and find solutions for recycling glass?