On the Map: Municipal Waste Trends

On the Map: Municipal Waste Trends

Profiling municipal waste departments in cities around the United States reveals service offerings increasingly geared toward the unique leanings of a city’s residents, but also some common threads.

Each municipal solid waste and recycling operation is as unique as the cities and citizens that they serve. Politics, community character, geography and a range of other variables provide local public-sector departments with distinct challenges and opportunities.

In what follows, we look at four cities and how officials in each approach recycling and waste management in their hometowns.


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