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Analysis of New York City Department of Sanitation Curbside Recycling and Refuse Costs

Author: Zero Waste New York

During recent years, there has been considerable discussion in public policy circles about the costs of recycling vis-à-vis out-of-state export of New York City’s trash. While the environmental and natural resource benefits of recycling have long been widely acknowledged, proposed cuts to the city’s recycling budget in 2002 raised questions both in New York and around the nation as to whether recycling was a cost-effective strategy for dealing with municipal solid waste. Even after New York City

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