Date of Award
Political Science & International Relations
Recycling programs are an essential part of waste management within a city; however, many rural and small cities have a difficult time implementing a recycling program. Through a qualitative analysis of Moses Lake, Washington and Helena, Montana, I have studied the necessary components for a successful recycling program. Education, participation, and costs are the three areas that must be addressed in order for a city to implement a sustainable recycling program. Moses Lake, WA program, though only a year old in 2012, has all successfully achieved all three components. The last chapter provides a public policy for Helena, MT modeled after Moses Lake, WA and the findings throughout the paper.
Brown, Sarah, "The Rural City Sustainability Challenge" (2012). Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses. 6.