This case study is brought to you by our friends at the EPA’s Trash Free Waters Program.
The Curbside Disposal Education Campaign Pilot took place from July 2020 to May 2021 in Washington, D.C., through a partnership between the EPA’s Trash Free Waters Program (TFW) and the local District government. The primary goal of this initiative was to educate District residents about proper waste containment and encourage behavioral changes to reduce unintentional leakage associated with curbside municipal trash collection. A total of 8,000 D.C. DPW-serviced, single-family homes in four target neighborhoods were selected to receive a campaign sticker that articulated four concise actions. The below comprehensive case study report was developed to provide details on project scope, data collection methodology, key findings, and recommendations for future efforts.
- View the Curbside Disposal Education Campaign Pilot: Summary (pdf) for a quick overview of key takeaways from the pilot project.
- View the Curbside Disposal Education Campaign Pilot: Case Study Report (pdf) for a more thorough deep-dive into the methodology, findings, and recommendations of this pilot campaign to better inform the successful adaptation and adoption of a similar approach in other interested communities.