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RECORD NUMBER: 526 OF 1036
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2005.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.|
|Additional Subjects||Municipal solid waste ; Waste management ; Waste generation ; Recycling program ; Tables(Data) ; Schematic diagrams ; Reduction program ; Trends ;|
The Environmental Protection Agency has collected and reported data on the generation and disposal of waste in the United States for more than 40 years. We use the information to measure the success of municipal solid waste (MSW) reduction and recycling programs across the country. The data also shows us where we, as a nation, need to make environmental improvements. Because we only report this information every two years, these facts and figures are current through calendar year 2005. Both 2004 and 2005 data are reported here for the first time.