When assessing the applicability of technologies to the local context, consideration must be given not only to the particular local situation but also the associated collection and disposal systems. Solutions should be thought of in terms of integrating collection, processing and disposal systems. To that end, a simplistic model for integrated municipal systems is suggested below.
Table 21 Suggested models for integrated municipal systems
Low density housing, large land size with gardens, wide streets, high distance to established market for recyclables, low distance to regional processing facilities, viable quantities, close to agricultural market.
Three bin kerbside collection system, mixed food and garden organics, recyclables and residual