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Case Study: Roanoke, VA

  • Project: Outreach
  • Total Households Served: 33,000
  • Year: 2015

Roanoke, VA transitioned from a dual stream bin-based collection program to a single stream cart-based program. In 2015, the City:

  • Rolled out carts to every household in the community
  • Established a weekly, automated recycling collection cycle
  • Equipped carts and trucks with RFID data-collection technology to track participation

The Recycling Partnership supported Roanoke with grant funding for their education and outreach to residents. In addition, the City received a customized education campaign and operational assistance to support the cart roll out. Education alone does not improve recycling, but paired with sound operations it really hits the spot. Does your program need a education boost? Learn more here.