An Examination of Rural Recycling Drop-Off Participation
Recycling education programs have constituted an important component of Extension outreach in the past decade. The study reported here used a two-stage statistical modeling procedure to predict the characteristics of residents who participate in a recycling program and to explain frequency of visiting the drop-off sites. The results reveal that older respondents in large households in more remote sections of the community are more likely to use the drop-off centers than others. Those participants who show more satisfaction with the convenience and quality of the drop-off sites visit more frequently. An unintentional consequence was a spirited competition among the seven townships involved to claim the highest participation rate.
Blaine, T. W., Mascarella, K. D., & Davis, D. N. (2001). An Examination of Rural Recycling Drop-Off Participation. The Journal of Extension, 39(5), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol39/iss5/6