Waste Reduction Strategies for Cities

The collection, transportation, and disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) presents considerable costs, poses threats to health, and can result in a permanent loss of valuable materials. Local governments are addressing these challenges through innovative and cost-effective strategies to divert waste from landfills, recover and repurpose valuable and/or toxic materials, and generate revenue and support local business. This guide presents four options that cities may consider to reduce MSW.

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