Frequent Questions

How can I start a recycling/composting program in my community?

Starting a local recycling program might not be as tough as you think. Your first step should be to get in touch with the proper authorities in your area. Most communities have recycling coordinators—government officials who have information on local recycling resources. Look in your phone book under "recycling coordinators" or contact your local Department of Public Works or Department of Sanitation.
You also can visit EPA's Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) Tips for Communities and EPA's WasteWise Web site to find information and resources to help you start, maintain, or expand a recycling program in your community. 

If you have specific questions about solid waste management in your community, contact your EPA regional office, or your state agency.

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