Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Recycling Program in Taiwan

Horng-Guang Leu
Sheng H. Lin

DOI: 10.2190/MRMG-KTA8-4UN2-N9LB


A resource material recycling program organized and operated by a private, non-profit foundation in Taiwan is investigated. Emphasis of the present study is placed on the operation, analysis of the annual amounts of recyclable material collection, the operational cost-benefit analysis of the resource material recovery center, and the implications of this pilot program for the municipal solid waste disposal. After close examination of the results of the analysis and of current operations of the recycling center, some improvement measures are identified which could significantly enhance the operation and financial health of the center.

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