McQuaid, Ronald W and Murdoch, Angus R (1996) Recycling policy in areas of low-income and multi-story housing. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 39 (4). pp. 547-564.
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The paper considers the participation of households in recycling programmes in areas of multi-storey, low income housing which are often considered unattractive for such programmes. A model of the material recycled is presented together with a review of socio-economic, housing, technological, policy and other factors influencing household recycling. This is followed by a case study of two areas in the city of Edinburgh. Results suggest that the level of recycling is influenced by collection methods, for all materials except glass, with half of the recyclers starting as a result of the introduction of kerbside collection. Housing characteristics (such as the storey-level in buildings without lifts), household size and access to cars all influenced recycling participation rates. Housing tenure was not found to be significant. This suggests that well designed kerbside collection programmes can have a significant impact in areas with high levels of multi-storey dwellings, low-incomes, and public housing.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||recycling programmes; participation; multi-storey dwellings; low-income; public housing; kerb-side collection;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 363 Other social problems & services|
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 363 Other social problems & services > 363.7 Environmental pollution
|Library of Congress Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Depositing User:||Mrs Lyn Gibson|
|Date Deposited:||08 Sep 2009 11:11|
|Last Modified:||03 Feb 2012 17:29|
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