Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) Fall 2021, Question 16

Challenges for recycling within the jurisdiction

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As far as you know, which of the following factors, if any, are challenges for recycling within your jurisdiction? (check all that apply) (among jurisdictions that report any recycling services are available in the jurisdiction)

  Statewide Total
Current costs of recycling programs and services 46%
Lack of end markets for recycled materials 39%
Cheap landfill rates 15%
Lack of support from our Board/Council 5%
Lack of support from the community 16%
Lack of public awareness/participation in recycling efforts 30%
Improper recycling practices by users 40%
Staffing for waste and recycling services 26%
Lack of recycling processing infrastructure 22%
Outdated County Solid Waste Management Plan 6%
Gathering and analysis of waste and recycling data 8%
Meeting state or other mandates/regulations 5%
Other 4%
None of the above 9%
Don’t know 10%