The following article has some really interesting opinions from a man who has been involved in Solid Waste for many, many years. He is one of my mentors and I have two of his books as references. One is a large notebook on Landfill/Solid Waste Safety protocols - only 2.5 inches thick by the way and has many "It really happened" stories proving safety needs and issues. The other is The Handbook on Landfill Operations. Both are easy to read and understand but are very, very detailed.
The article is very interesting and thought provoking.
After several months of deliberations, calculations, discussions, and presentations, the district has had to make some very hard choices in order to provide a sustainable level of recycling to the community. For those that attended the Moonflower series in April and May, the costs and carbon footprint impacts were presented in powerpoint format. Moonflower also video taped each session. As has been stated for several years, the recycling center has been losing money every year. Based on the costs to produce, the decreased value of several commodities, and the low impact on carbon savings, the district is implementing the following reductions: