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Main Title Major Appliance Management Report.
Author Robertson, M. ; O'Donnell, K. F. ;
CORP Author Minnesota Office of Waste Management, St. Paul.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 15 Jul 90
Year Published 1990
Stock Number PB95-235909
Additional Subjects Waste management ; Household goods ; Pollution control ; Pollution regulations ; Legislation ; Waste disposal ; Halohydrocarbons ; Minnesota ; Counties ; Municipalities ; Urban areas ; Government policies ; Hazardous materials ; Reprints ; Major appliances ; PCBs ; CFCs
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-235909 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 43p
Major appliances (also called 'white goods') have long been managed as part of the traditional municipal solid waste (MSW) stream, with the most common management method being landfill disposal. Over the past several years, it has become increasingly apparent that major appliances are not easily or best managed along with MSW. Indiscriminate disposal of major appliances can cause environmental problems and unnecessary use of scarce landfill space as well as wasting valuable recyclable materials. In recognition of these factors, the 1989 Minnesota Legislature took a number of steps to shift the management of major appliances towards separate handling and recycling.