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Waste 2 Resources Program

Financing Solid Waste for the Future

The long term sustainability of the solid waste funding system has been a concern of local governments in particular for close to two decades. This page contains past work and resources on this issue:

2002 Issue Paper: Solid Waste Costs and Barriers to Recycling 2004 Beyond Waste Plan Background Paper: Financing Solid Waste for the Future* 2007 Solid Waste Management Cost Flows in Washington State Report 2011 University of Washington Intern Report: Waste Not: How Washington State Residents Pay for Garbage, Recycling, and Organic Waste 2011 Washington State University Report: Revenue Sources to Fund Recycling, Reuse, and Waste Reduction Programs Ecology is currently contracting for additional work on this topic. When completed, the report will be posted here.