Introduction / Frank Kreith -- Integrated municipal solid waste management / Marcia C. Williams -- Solid waste stream characteristics / Marjorie A. Franklin -- Federal regulation / Edward W. Repa -- State solid waste legislation / Jim Glenn -- Planning MSW management programs / James E. Kundell and Deanna L. Ruffer -- Environmental perspectives / Richard A. Denison [and others] -- Source reduction / Bette K. Fishbein, Ken Geiser, and Caroline Gelb -- Recycling / David B. Spencer -- Composting of municipal solid wastes / L.F. Diaz, G.M. Savage, And C.G. Golueke -- Waste-to-energy combustion / Calvin R. Brunner [and others] -- Landfilling / George Tchobanoglous and Philip R. O'Leary -- Siting solid waste facilities in the United States / Lawrence Susskind and David Laws -- Financing and life-cycle costing of solid waste management systems / Nicholas S. Artz and Jacob E. Beachey -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's role in municipal solid waste management / Bruce R. Weddle. The solution to the mounting problems in the management of municipal solid wastes lies in the application of a variety of minimization and disposal techniques. This practical handbook offers engineers and public officials an integrated approach to the planning, design and management of efficient, environmentally-responsible solid waste disposal systems. Over 20 experts from industry and government provide all the tools needed to design cost-effective systems using such diverse methods as waste reduction, recycling and reuse, composting, incineration and landfilling. The work also take an in-depth look at current environmental legislation, including 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act and RCRA subtitle D regulations, and outlines proven procedures for dealing with the policy and social issues surrounding facilities siting and programme financing.