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Main Title Characterization of municipal solid waste in the United States : 1997 update /
CORP Author Franklin Associates Ltd., Prairie Village, KS.;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 1998
Report Number EPA530-R-98-007
Stock Number PB2000-101333
OCLC Number 39359308
Subjects Refuse and refuse disposal--United States--Analysis ; Refuse and refuse disposal--United States--Statistics
Additional Subjects Municipal wastes ; Solid wastes ; United States ; Solid waste management ; Solid waste disposal ; Waste recycling ; Waste streams ; Paper ; Glass ; Metals ; Aluminum ; Plastics ; Composts ; Inorganic materials ; Materials recovery ; Solid waste collection systems ; Graphs(Charts) ; Tables(Data) ; Waste characterization ; Waste generation ; Yard wastes ; Food wastes ; PET(Polyethylene Terephthalate) ; HDPE(High Density Polyethylene)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  EPA/530/R-98-007 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 03/31/2006
EJBD  EPA 530-R-98-007 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/24/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-R-98-007 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 530-R-98-007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/02/1998
ESAD  EPA 530-R-98-007 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/31/1998
NTIS  PB2000-101333 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 174 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
This report is the latest in a series published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describing the national municipal solid waste (MSW) stream. The report characterizes the national solid waste stream for 1996. It also discusses trends and highlights changes that have occurred over the years, both in the types of wastes generated and in the ways they are managed. This report includes information on: Total MSW generation, recovery, and discards from 1960 to 1996; Per capita generation and discard rates; Materials (e.g., paper, glass, metals, plastic) that comprise MSW, as well as products (e.g., durable and nondurable goods, containers, packaging) found in the waste stream; Aggregate data on the infrastructure for MSW management, including estimates of the number of curbside recycling programs, drop-off centers, materials recovery facilities, and composting programs in the United States; Trends in MSW management from 1960 to 1996, including source reduction, recovery for recycling (including composting), and disposal via combustion and landfilling; and markets for major recovered materials (paper and paperboard, container glass, aluminum cans, steel in cans and appliances, PET and HDPE plastics, and compost).
"Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal and Industrial Solid Waste Division, Office of Solid Waste."--P. 1. "May, 1998." "EPA530-R-98-007." Cover title. Available electronically from EPA homepage (