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Main Title Full cost accounting in action : case studies of six solid waste management agencies.
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 1998
Report Number EPA 530-R-98-018
Stock Number PB2005-102343
Subjects Cost accounting--United States--Case studies. ; Refuse and refuse disposal--United States--Accounting--Case studies. ; Refuse and refuse disposal--Accounting.
Additional Subjects Solid waste management ; Accounting ; Costs ; Long term investments ; Cost-based prices ; Lessons learned ; Refuse collection ; Virginia ; State agencies ; Case studies ; Full cost accounting ; Broward County(Florida) ; Columbia(Missouri) ; Glendale(Arizonia) ; Indianapolis(Indiana) ; San Diego(California)
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NTIS  PB2005-102343 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 51, [1] pages : illustrations
Today's municipal solid waste (MSW) management systems are more complex than ever. With each passing year, the number of options available for managing MSW continues to grow. Cities and counties now offer a range of collection programs, from household hazardous waste drop-off sites to curbside collection of garbage, recyclables, yard trimmings, and white goods. These programs use a variety of facilities, including material recovery facilities, compost sites, waste-to-energy plants, and municipal landfills. With the growing complexity of today's waste management systems, solid waste managers find it increasingly difficult to track and evaluate the costs and benefits of their operations. Tracking costs is particularly important, however, given the rising costs of waste management services. In fact, failure to develop adequate cost data can have serious consequences. Without full cost information, for example, agencies might reject potentially cost-effective options or overlook opportunities to expand recycling and waste reduction programs. To help municipalities improve the cost effectiveness of their solid waste programs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promotes the use of full cost accounting (FCA).
Cover title. Shipping list no.: 99-0719-M. "December 1998." Includes bibliographical references (page 52). "EPA530-R-98-018." Microfiche.