50% or lower
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Pennsylvania's solid waste activities are waste collection, waste diversion, and waste disposal. The portion of the waste stream that is targeted for disposal is primarily collected by private haulers and disposed at private facilities, with oversight provided by municipal and county staff. In 2012, solid waste collection services were adequate in all but the most rural areas, and disposal capacity was adequate for anticipated future needs. Recycling, which accounted for a large percentage of waste diversion, can be subdivided into two major aspects: collection and processing. On the collection side, recycling faced challenges given recent decreases in State funding and recycled commodity value, as well as recent court rulings, which have adversely affected the ability of local governments to fund programs. While recycling commodity processing was well established in urban areas, many rural areas struggled with limited access to adequate processing facilities.Read the full report (PDF) Read about contributors to this report.