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Main Title Waste Clearinghouses and Exchanges: New Ways for Identifying and Transferring Reusable Industrial Process Wastes.
Author Terry, Jr., Robert C. ; Berkowitz, Joan B. ; Mohr, C. Michael ; Tratnyek, Joseph P. ; Funkhouser., John T. ;
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.
Year Published 1976
Report Number ADL-C-78494; EPA-68-01-3241; EPA/SW-130c;
Stock Number PB-261 287
Additional Subjects Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Solid waste disposal ; Information centers ; Reclamation ; Chemical compounds ; Residues ; Transportation ; Financing ; Cost analysis ; Scrap ; Management planning ; Regulations ; Waste recycling
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-261 287 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 148p
This report examines the experience of the industrial waste information clearinghouses operating since 1972 in ten European countries, explores opportunities for the waste transfer concept in the United States, outlines the requirements for successful transfer organizations, and describes their techniques and procedures. The study analyzes concepts and requirements for transferring wastes, distinguishing between 'trash waste,' having no reuse value whatever, and 'scrap waste,' having some reuse value. It identifies and estimates quantities of industrial process wastes suitable for transfer, especially in the Philadelphia SMSA. It describes the two basic types of transfer organization--clearinghouses, which transfer only information about wastes, and exchanges, which transfer (and process, if necessary) the actual scrap materials from generator to user; for each type, details are given of services, methods, organization, and finances. Appendices contain details about existing clearinghouses and exchanges, data and methods for identifying scrap wastes and their uses, economics of transferring wastes, various institutional options, and liability and other legal considerations. The summary lists next steps needed to develop clearinghouses.