Recycling Confidence Index
Household Participation Worth the Effort Difficulty Positive Impact Makes a Difference Made Into New Things Individual Knowledge Recycling Service Local Program Education All Needs Met

Household Participation

If you were to rate your household on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means you do not recycle at all, 5 is what an average household does, and 10 means you are “super recyclers” who recycle everything all the time, what score would you give?

Worth the Effort

Recycling is not worth the effort.


Recycling is difficult.

Positive Impact

Recycling has a positive impact.

Makes a Difference

Do you think recycling makes a difference?

Made Into New Things

Do you think the items you recycle are made into new things?

Individual Knowledge

Rate how much you know about what items can be recycled in your local recycling program.  Use a 0 to 10 scale, where 0 means you know very little at all, 5 is average, and 10 means you know everything there is to know about recycling.

Recycling Service

How satisfied are you with each of these local services?

Local Program Education

Have you received or seen any communications from the local recycling program recently, for example within the past 6 or 12 months?

All Needs Met

I have everything I need to do a good job of recycling.