||Characterization of municipal solid waste in the United States : 1996 update - executive summary /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
Refuse and refuse disposal--United States--Analysis. ;
Refuse and refuse disposal--United States--Statistics.
Municipal wastes ;
United States ;
Solid waste management ;
Solid waste disposal ;
Waste recycling ;
Waste streams ;
Inorganic materials ;
Waste characterization ;
Waste generation ;
Yard wastes ;
Food wastes ;
MSW(Municipal Solid Waste)
||Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||13 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
This report is the latest in a series of reports published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describing the national municipal solid waste (MSW) stream. The report characterizes the national solid waste stream for the previous calendar year based on data collected from 1960 through 1995. It also discusses trends and highlights changes that have occurred over the years, both in the types of wastes generated and in the ways they are managed. Although the report does not specifically address local and regional variations in the waste stream, the data in the report can be used to develop approximate estimates of MSW generation and composition in defined areas.
"EPA530-S-97-015." "May 1997."