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Curbside Recycling: Government Command and Control vs. Free Market Solutions


The Caesar Rodney Institute’s analysis of the Universal Recycling bill, SB234 indicates tonnage diverted for the added recycled material will have a potential value of $0.8 million/yr.  Costs to Delaware residents will be $28.6 million/yr. So, each $1 of benefit will cost Delawareans $38 in spending! DSWA landfills have an estimated remaining capacity of 56 million tons and an expected life of thirty years. Thirty years of diverted tonnage will add about 7 months to the expected life of the landfills but add almost $860 million in costs to Delaware residents!


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