Assessing base level of service for electronics collection and recycling programs: Seattle-tacoma case study

Reggie Caudill, Sego Jackson, Wayne Rifer, Frank Marella, Steven Cole, Abby Willmott

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Abstract

The National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative (NEPSI) was established by the US EPA to examine issues associated with electronics recycling, engage in discussions to build consensus among all stakeholder groups, and recommend a strategy for developing a national electronics recycling program. One of the tasks of the NEPSI Infrastructure Subgroup was to study programs of other nations and the various pilot projects and state initiatives here in the US and develop guidelines for a base level of service for collection and recycling which would apply across the country. Fundamental to the concept of base level of service is the need to balance convenience with cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency. To better understand the concept and underlying principles of base service, this project was undertaken to construct and evaluate realistic collection and recycling program scenarios for the Seattle-Tacoma urban area. The results of this study provide a better understanding of the collection, transportation and recycling infrastructure needed for a defined collection service area with associated operational requirements and costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages309-314
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jul 17 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - Boston MA, United States
Duration: May 19 2003May 22 2003

Other

Other2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
CountryUnited States
CityBoston MA
Period5/19/035/22/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Base level of service
  • Collection infrastructure
  • Cost models and analysis
  • Electronics recycling
  • Material flow simulation
  • NEPSI

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