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RECORD NUMBER: 949 OF 1943

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Main Title Municipal solid waste in the United States : 1999 facts and figures.
CORP Author 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 2001
Report Number EPA/530/R-01/014
Stock Number PB2001-109027
Subjects Refuse and Refuse disposal--United States. ; Refuse and Refuse disposal--United States--Statistics.
Additional Subjects Municipal wastes ; United States ; Statistical data ; Recycling ; Source reduction ; Solid waste disposal ; Consumer electronics
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=10000OR3.PDF
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NTIS  PB2001-109027 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 136 pages : illustrations, map
Abstract
This report describes the national municipal solid waste (MSW) stream based on data collected from 1960 through 1999. The historical perspective is useful for establishing trends in types of MSW generated and in the ways it is managed. In this Executive Summary, we briefly describe the methodology used to characterize MSW in the United States, and provide the latest facts and figures on MSW generation, source reduction, recycling, and disposal. Details regarding the characterization of municipal solid waste are presented in Chapters 2 through 4. In this report, we are providing estimates for source reduction (waste prevention) for the first time. Also, we are providing additional detail on generation, recycling, and disposal of consumer electronics products. This consumer electronics information is briefly summarized in the Executive Summary and in Chapter 2, with additional detail in Appendix B.
Notes
Cover title. "July 2001." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA530-R-01-014." Microfiche.