Mar 30- Berkeley Recycling Fee

On KQED Forum today, Mark Murray, the executive director of CAW, was on a panel talking about market-based incentives for reducing waste and financing recycling and HHW collection.

The City of Berkeley may begin charging households and businesses a recycling fee for curbside recycling. Up to now, the city has tried to encourage recycling by charging only for garbage. However, many Berkeley residents have been switching to smaller garbage cans, thus reducing the amount of money the city collects. In addition, the resell value of scrap prices have lowered, forcing the city of Berkeley to look for ways to patch the budget deficit.

The two guest speakers include:

* Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste
* Robert Gammon, staff writer and associate editor for the East Bay Express

Listen to the podcast now.

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