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Main Title Recovering organic wastes--giving back to mother nature.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/530-N-99-007
Stock Number PB2006-109223
OCLC Number 45850702
Subjects Organic wastes--Recycling--United States ; Compost ; Vermicomposting
Additional Subjects Composting ; Waste treatment ; Organic wastes ; Recycling ; Worms ; Yard trimmings ; Food scraps ; Reuse ; Compost innovations ; Waste management ; Municipal solid waste ; Organic materials
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA 530-N-99-007 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJBD  EPA 530-N-99-007 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/27/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-N-99-007 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 530-N-99-007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/07/2001
NTIS  PB2006-109223 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Every day, Americans fill their trash bins with grass clippings, coffee grounds, and many other types of organic wastes. Organic materials-e.g., paper, wood, yard trimmings, food scraps-constitute 67 percent of the weight of America's municipal solid waste (MSW) stream, or more than 140 million tons in 1996. A significant portion of these materials, including newspaper, office paper, and corrugated cardboard, are recovered through reuse or recycling. Yard trimmings and food scraps, however, which account for 25 percent of MSW, or 50 million tons per year, are often not recovered. As a WasteWise partner, you can take the lead in giving your organic wastes back to the Earth. Contents of report: Yard Trimmings; Food Scraps; Compost Innovations.
Cover title. "September 1999." Shipping list no.: 2000-0127-M. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/530-N-99-007."