Recycling data and goals

By Robert Lane posted 01-30-2018 09:12 AM

​Good Morning,

We recently went to automated 36 gallon recycle carts for our contract service area, so far it has been successful. However, we are looking for reasonable goals to establish that match our population per square mile (or close) which is 326 homes per square mile. The data I am researching is how much material (percentage) of the waste stream is being recycled in similar size areas. We have roughly 43454 residents with 1 time week collection for garbage (96 gal cart), 1 time week recycle (36 gal cart) and 1 time week unlimited yard waste collection using rear load and boom trucks. Recycle is single stream accepting glass (clear, brown, green), cardboard, plastics 1-5, tin, alum cans, paper/magazines.

Thanks in advance

Alan Lane

Solid Waste Coordinator/Enforcement Officer

Harrison County Utility Authority

10271 Express Drive

P.O. Box 2409

Gulfport, MS 39505

Ph: 228-868-8752

Fax: 228-868-8751