Localities across the country boast robust recycling programs among their environmental initiatives. But measuring the effectiveness of those recycling programs is a tricky science. We explore who’s been taking care of their trash most efficiently, what’s working and what’s broken — and what local leaders can learn from those leading the pack.


  • Bill Easley Recycling Officer, Department of Public Works for the District of Columbia
  • Christine McDonald Freelance journalist for the Washington City Paper and author of Green, Inc., An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone Bad, (The Lyons Press, 2008).
  • Eileen Kao Chief, Waste Reduction and Recycling Section, Division of Solid Waste Services, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

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