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Blue Box Plus Quinte regional recycling demonstration program

Technical Report:

Abstract

The Blue Box Plus recycling program was established in September 1990 in the Quinte region of Ontario. The program was intended to develop the necessary operational information so that the existing program could expand to include mixed plastics, corrugated cardboard, and boxboard. Over 33,000 recycling boxes were distributed over an area covering 15 municipalities with a population base of 95,000. The program showed the willingness of the public to participate in recycling, but advertising and promotion of the program were critical for success. Separation of the recycled materials on the collection trucks was found to be a viable approach and more efficient than sorting at the recycling plant. Adding new materials to be recycled could be done efficiently, and operating costs were in line with those for other programs collecting fewer materials. A cooperative market development with industrial players opened up a new and expanding market for boxboard. 6 figs., 9 tabs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
OE-2068E; MICROLOG-93-02075
Reference Number:
CANM-93-0E6052; EDB-93-126327
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; MUNICIPAL WASTES; RECYCLING; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; ONTARIO; CANADA; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; NORTH AMERICA; WASTES; 320604* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Municipalities & Community Systems- Municipal Waste Management- (1980-)
OSTI ID:
6224934
Research Organizations:
Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto, ON (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN: 0-7729-9914-7
Availability:
PC Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Public Information Centre, 135 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON, CAN M4V 1P5; MF CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1 PC
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
Pages: (53 p)
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title = {Blue Box Plus Quinte regional recycling demonstration program}
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abstractNote = {The Blue Box Plus recycling program was established in September 1990 in the Quinte region of Ontario. The program was intended to develop the necessary operational information so that the existing program could expand to include mixed plastics, corrugated cardboard, and boxboard. Over 33,000 recycling boxes were distributed over an area covering 15 municipalities with a population base of 95,000. The program showed the willingness of the public to participate in recycling, but advertising and promotion of the program were critical for success. Separation of the recycled materials on the collection trucks was found to be a viable approach and more efficient than sorting at the recycling plant. Adding new materials to be recycled could be done efficiently, and operating costs were in line with those for other programs collecting fewer materials. A cooperative market development with industrial players opened up a new and expanding market for boxboard. 6 figs., 9 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1992}
month = {Aug}
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