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RECORD NUMBER: 135 OF 3743
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Abandoned automobile removal.|
|CORP Author||Kentucky Dept. for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Frankfort.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management Programs.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA/530/SW-90D; EPA-L-004019|
|Stock Number||PB-268 327|
|Additional Subjects||Solid waste disposal ; Automobiles ; Materials recovery ; Management planning ; Metal scrap ; Steels ; Collection ; Shredding ; Cost analysis ; Legislation ; Kentucky ; Waste recycling ; Junk car disposal ; Waste processing ; Metal recycling ; Secondary materials industry|
|Collation||27 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm|
This report gives a detailed study of two pilot projects, which helped to improve the market for abandoned vehicles, plus a full-scale demonstration project, which was to improve overall solid waste management by recovering, for recycling, as many junked and abandoned vehicles as possible in 15 selected counties. The benefits of the program were many. During the project year, over 5,000 abandoned vehicles were collected and recycled. Each car was converted into approximately one ton of steel. Local sponsors received about $100,000 from the sale of the junked cars to recycling firms. Therefore, aesthetic, environmental, and monetary goals were all met. Discussion of future program needs and legislative recommendations were also included in this report.
References included. Appendices included. Microfiche.