2000: Public Works

“Recycling in Single-Family Housing Units in Middletown, Connecticut”

for Middletown Department for Public Works

by Amy Brezin, Liz Donnelly, Josh Lerner, and Aditi Mehta


The Wesleyan Research Group conducted a three-week study of recycling setout rates for single family units in Middletown, CT. This project was performed for the Middletown Department of Public Works because material reported for recycling has decreased statewide in recent years. We aimed to answer the question: What are the recycling setout rates in urban, suburban, and rural areas of Middletown, and what factors account for differences between these rates?