The purpose of this report is to inform public officials, the Ecology Action Center, and Bloomington/Normal residents of current habits, unmet needs and areas for improvement concerning community recycling programs. The findings are based on a survey of 290 Bloomington/Normal households, as well as interviews conducted with key stakeholders in the community. One of the more significant findings was the almost universal support for the expansion of the curbside recycling program in the area. Respondents also reported a general dissatisfaction with the current state of apartment recycling efforts, and support of the implementation of mandatory recycling in school districts. To conclude, we make recommendations for improvement of the Bloomington/Normal recycling programs.
Conrad, Ashley; Curran, Alyssa; Dawson, Phillip; Glaza, Tim; Karplus, Lauren; King, Greg; Madden, Amber; Myers, Dane; Neupane, Ambuj; Ouedraogo, Nancy; Rardin, Elizabeth; Saunders, Katie; Savacool, Robyn; Schulte, Carolyn; Shtraus,, Danielle; Slisz, Kate; Smolski,, Andrew; Tervola,, Luke; and Williams, Jenna, "Reducing Our Waste in Bloomington-Normal, IL" (2011). Community Project Design and Management Reports - Sociology. Paper 3.