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Main Title Making solid (waste) decisions with full cost accounting.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA530-K-96-001
Stock Number PB2005-102366
OCLC Number 39743729
Subjects Accounting.
Additional Subjects Municipal wastes ; Costs ; Accounting ; Decision making ; Depreciation ; United States ; Cost control ; Waste reduction ; Local government ; Organizational structure ; Solid waste management ; Amortization
Internet Access
Description Access URL
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=9100MNXP.PDF
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
Modified
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Status
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-K-96-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/30/2013
EJBD  EPA 530-K-96-001 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/22/2013
ELBD  EPA 530-K-96-001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/28/1998
ESAD  EPA 530-K-96-001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB2005-102366 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Abstract
The costs of municipal solid waste (MSW) management services have risen steadily over the past decade. In 1992, the price tag for solid waste management in the United States was an estimated $30 billion, and this cost is still rising. Local government are trying to control MSW costs through a variety of measures, including restructuring waste services and encouraging waste reduction. Full cost accounting (FCA) provides decision-makers with a method of compiling detailed cost information on MSW services in their communities. Knowing what MSW management really costs enables local government officials to make informed decisions about their programs, identify opportunities for streamlining services, facilitate cost-saving efforts, and better plan for the future. This primer briefly explains what FCA is and how it works, along with its benefits and potential barriers. It also provides snapshot examples of how communities across the country are using FCA to improve the MSW operations.
Notes
"EPA530-K-96-001." "June 1996." Cover title.