Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Recycling Program Consolidation in Wisconsin: A Decision-Making Guide

This report explores consolidation strategies to improve the efficiency of local recycling programs in Wisconsin. After examining benefits and drawbacks of consolidation, the report outlines a three-phase decision guide to assist municipalities in deciding whether consolidation is right for them. The guide considers which services to consolidate, at what level of government to consolidate, and the process of how to consolidate. The report also analyzes the ways consolidation could change under the governor's budget proposal. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Karen Holden in Spring 2011
  • Author(s): on Alfuth, Sylvia Fredericks, Kristina Krull, and Jennifer Vandermeuse, with Andrew Evenson
  • Client Name: the Bureau of Waste and Materials Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources