This report provides definition of what might be in solid waste management, what forms it might take, and whether these new or unique forms might provide more efficient and more economical service to the community than existing systems. The study that Applied Management Sciences has conducted is an analysis of several versions of near utilities now in existence in solid waste management and how these versions have dealt with real day-to-day problems in collecting and disposing of solid waste. It has explored the financial opportunities available to utility in establishing the capital equipment and operation monies needed for operation. It has examined the legislative framework which now exists at the state, county and municipal levels in this field and the types of legislation needed to permit this concept to work in the future. The study emphasis has been to extend beyond assessing the theoretical conditions and application of feasibility to encompass the practical.