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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Cutting the Waste Stream in Half: Community Record Setters Show How.
CORP Author Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher Jun 1999
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA-X825213-01-2; EPA/530/R-99/013;
Stock Number PB2000-105541
Additional Subjects Waste streams ; Waste management ; Program management ; States(United States) ; Waste recycling ; Waste utilization ; Waste reuse ; Materials recovery ; Composting ; Cost analysis ; Cost effectiveness ; Residential sector ; Industry ; Commercial sector ; Communities ; Local government ; Waste Reduction Record-Setters Project ; Pollution prevention ; Waste characterization ; Waste generation
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NTIS  PB2000-105541 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/25/2000
Collation 184p
This report features 18 communities with record-setting residential or municipal solid waste reduction levels. The introduction explains the methodology used to identify and document record-setting waste reduction programs. The second section discusses residential waste reduction program features and characteristics common to many of the record-setters. The next section presents program features and characteristics common to institutional and commercial waste (ICW) reduction programs in those communities achieving high diversion in this sector. The 'Keys to Cost-Effectiveness' section presents methods for determining whether community waste reduction programs are cost-effective and evaluates each of the featured communities in these terms. The 'Tips for Replication' section presents tips supplied by community contacts that may help other communities achieve high waste reduction levels. Finally the sixth section includes in-depth profiles of the 18 communities and their waste reduction efforts.