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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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