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Elderly and their Valuation of the Convenience of Curbside Recycling

Author(s): Dana Taylor, Panagiotis Tsigaris

Citation: Dana Taylor, Panagiotis Tsigaris, (2012) "Elderly and their Valuation of the Convenience of Curbside Recycling," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 8, Iss. 1, pp. 57 - 67

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


This research examines the willingness to pay of the elderly for curbside recycling programs in three small cities. Willingness to pay to maintain (or implement) a curbside collection program was most significantly influenced by the age of the respondent. The older the respondents the lower the support and willingness to pay (value) of either maintaining or implementing a new recycling system after controlling all other variables. For the elderly that do not have curbside but have access to the depots there was an overwhelming vote against change to curbside recycling. These findings bring into light the importance of the convenience, and the price, of the curbside recycling system, for younger households relative to the older demographic.