The Blue Bag Business Case Study

This initiative undertook a best management practices assessment comparing the utilization of carts, blue boxes and "see through" blue bags for the curbside collection of residential single family dwelling recyclables to better understand the effectiveness of different recycling collection systems. System costs including collection, processing and capital costs were compared from a number of Canadian municipalities. In addition, consumer behaviour and residential satisfaction towards each of the three program types were also included in the overall assessment.