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.