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RECORD NUMBER: 41 OF 61
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Municipal solid waste.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.|
|Publisher||[Council on Environmental Quality],|
|Report Number||SW-843; EPA 530/SW-843; EPA/SW-843|
|Subjects||Refuse and refuse disposal.|
|Additional Subjects||Municipal wastes ; Solid waste management ; Landfills ; Waste recycling ; Waste processing ; Energy recovery ; Material recovery ; Solid waste collection systems ; Regulations ; Barriers ; Incentives ; Market analysis ; Reprints ;|
|Collation||59 pages : illustrations ; 1979|
The report discusses source seperation - existing programs, advantages, public participation rates, cost and market problems, and long-term prospects for markets. It addresses centralized waste processing - current status, advantages, technological barriers, pollution and workers' safety and health problems, market problems, and institutional and economic barriers. It explains compatibility of source seperation and centralized resource recovery systems. It also outlines federal activities in developing economic incentives for waste reduction and recycling - beverage container deposits, national litter tax, solid waste disposal charge, local user fee, tax policies, product design regulations, freight rate discrimination, materials recycling (Beverage container depostits at federal facilities and federal procurement of recycled materials), and energy recovery programs.
Reprinted from the Tenth Annual Report of the Council on Environmental Quality. December 1979. Includes bibliographical references (pages 54-59).