New ARF Report: Curbside Recycling Collection Options

Recycling bins on the curbside

Today, 53 percent of the US population participates in curbside recycling services (approximately 158 million persons living in 62.7 million households). Furthermore, 90 percent of them participate in single-stream recycling. Single-stream recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck. A new report by the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Applied Research Foundation (ARF), Curbside Recycling Collection Options, compares and evaluates dual-stream recycling options against single-stream.

The full report, PFAS Management and Treatment Options for Landfill Leachate, is available free to ARF Foundation Disposal Group subscribers. The report will be available free to members, and for purchase to the general public in October, 2022.

The Executive Summary to this report can be accessed by filling out the Contact Form.