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Main Title Decision-makers guide in solid waste management /
Author Colonna, Robert A. ; McLaren, Cynthia ; Sano., Emily ;
CORP Author United States. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water and Waste Management, Office of Solid Waste,
Year Published 1976
Report Number SW-500; EPA-530-SW-500; EPA-SW-500; 530-R-76-002
Stock Number PB-258 266
OCLC Number 02199457
ISBN pbk. :
Subjects Decision making. ; Waste products.
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Management planning ; Economic analysis ; Government policies ; Regulations ; Materials recovery ; Collection ; Hauling ; Incinerators ; Sanitary landfills ; Fuels ; Reclamation ; Financing ; Manpower ; Tires ; Lubricating oils ; Sewage treatment ; Sludge disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Separation ; Paper ; Containers ; Shredding ; Waste transfer stations ; Waste recycling ; Hospital solid wastes ; Oil wastes ; Tire recycling
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  SW-500 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 11/21/1997 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-R-76-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/18/2011
EJBD  EPA 530-R-76-002 c. 1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/15/2012
ESAD  SW-500 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-258 266 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Edition 2d ed.
Collation xxvii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
This guide presents the key issues of solid waste management in a decision-making context. It attempts to anticipate all of the important decisions which local government managers must make in the effort to develop and operate solid waste programs in a responsive, cost-effective manner. Each chapter presents an issue, describes the alternatives, gives the advantages and disadvantages, and concludes with a summary statement which may include an EPA recommendation on the issue. There are four basic categories of criteria by which decisions are made in the solid waste field: costs, environmental factors, resource conservation, and institutional factors. These criteria determine most decisions in the solid waste field. The cost criteria are among the most important to local managers, and therefore cost information is presented for as many of the issues as possible.
Includes appendices. Includes bibliographical references.