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Title: Recycling policy in areas of low income and multi-storey housing
Authors: McQuaid, Ronald
Murdoch, Angus R
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Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: McQuaid R & Murdoch AR (1996) Recycling policy in areas of low income and multi-storey housing, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 39 (4), pp. 545-562.
Abstract: The paper considers the participation of households in recycling programmes in areas of multi-storey, low income housing which are often considered unattractivefor 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 programmescan have a significant impact in areas with high levels of multi-storey dwellings, low income and public housing.
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Affiliation: Management Work and Organisation
City of Edinburgh Council

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