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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|
|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|
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.