Solid Waste and Recycling Program Costs

The Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center surveyed 50 municipalities in Wisconsin to learn more about the cost of providing solid waste, recycling and yard waste services to residents. The survey had a 42% response rate and yielded some interesting results that were summarized by Joe Van Rossum and posted to SHWEC’s publication library. Some key highlights:

  • Recycling – cost per ton  - $154; cost per household – $34.82
  • Average cost per ton solid waste – $ 134; cost per household – $99.50
  • Average recycling rate with yard materials – 37%

The full report, Cost of Providing Solid Waste and Recycling Services, can be found on SHWEC main website.

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