||Optimization of Office Paper Recovery Systems.
||SCS Engineers, Long Beach, Calif.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.
Solid waste disposal ;
Refuse disposal ;
Office buildings ;
Management planning ;
Waste processing ;
Economic analysis ;
Operating costs ;
Paper recycling ;
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This study assesses source separation of paper as a viable resource recovery option in office buildings. Three basic approaches to office source separation are analyzed in terms of economics and performance based on their performance at 12 case study locations. The report gives an overview of source separation operations and solid waste management activities, and analyzes the major factors involved in implementing and running a source separation program. This is followed by an examination of program economics prior to and after implementation of the source separation subsystem using both the incremental and fully allocated approaches. This study concludes that source separation is practicable and economically viable, and that separation of high-grade white paper using the desk-top container approach is the most effective method.