Public space recycling refers to collection in locations accessible to the public including outdoors like parks, sports, events or indoors like airports, malls, arenas etc. Attention to design and usability is required to implement an effective program. Simply setting some old barrels in public locations is no longer adequate.
The CIF has funded over 20 projects to test aspects of public space recycling covering bin selection, placement, usability, contamination and costs. The better practices learned from these studies are presented below: