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Financing and Siting Recycling Infrastructure Case Stories

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The case stories below illustrate the creative ways local governments are financing and siting recycling infrastructure facilities. Consumer education, long term rate stabilization policies, charging the true cost of all service and identifying all elements of the “garbage bill” are some options illustrated in the financing case stories.The siting stories highlight some of the innovative recycling facilities being sited in cities and counties across California.

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The True Cost of Recycling:
How California Communities are Financing and Siting Recycling Infrastructure

This resource is a compilation of case stories illustrating how California communities are financing and siting recycling infrastructure and offer advice and lessons learned from across the state. The financing stories include options such as: consumer education, long term rate stabilization policies, charging the true cost of all service and identifying all elements of the “garbage bill.” The siting stories feature some innovative recycling facilities being sited in cities and counties across California.

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Partnerships Pave the Way for Expansion in Oroville

Oroville is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to make use of excess land adjacent to the local airport for use in recycling and manufacturing.

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Kern County – Financing Recycling Through a Land Use Fee

Kern County has a unique way of funding its integrated waste management – a “land use fee” charged annually to county residents and collected on their property tax bill.

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Reusing Organics: Promoting the Environment, the Economy and the Community of Oceanside

The City of Oceanside is using composting as a more environmentally and economically sustainable approach to waste management. Their comopsting facility currently processes approximately 20 percent of the city’s waste stream helping them make progress towards meeting its Zero Waste goal.

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