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Main Title Variable Rates in Solid Waste: Handbook for Solid Waste Officials. Volume 2. Detailed Manual.
Author Skumata, L. A. ; Breckinridge, C. ;
CORP Author Seattle Engineering Dept., WA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Publisher Jun 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/910/9-90/012B;
Stock Number PB90-272063
Additional Subjects Handbooks ; Rates(Costs) ; Feasibility ; Management planning ; Substitutes ; Garbage disposal ; Billing ; Solid waste disposal ; Decision making ; Source reduction ; Solid waste management ; User charges ; Case studies ; Economic factors ; Household wastes ; Program effectiveness
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-272063 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/03/1990
Collation 309p
Abstract Landfill space has become a major nationwide crisis, and traditional 'technical' solutions are running into difficulties related to siting, funding, environmental concerns, and public pressure for alternatives. Many jurisdictions across the country -- large, small, rural, and urban -- are looking for methods to reduce the amount of waste going to disposal sites. The manual describes a less-traditional alternative - - charging user fees via variable rates for solid waste collection and disposal service. Variable can rates or bag/tag systems offer a number of advantages over traditional solid waste funding mechanisms: they are fair, effective, and give customers control over the bill; they provide excellent incentives for waste reduction and recycling and integrate well with programs; they can lead to system savings; they can be implemented far more quickly than capital investments; and they can be implemented in a variety of types of jurisdictions and situations. Systems of this type have been implemented in a number of communities and have proved very effective. The manual is divided into several parts, and gives detailed descriptions covering (1) determining the feasibility of the change; (2) evaluation of rate design options; (3) steps to conduct a rates analysis/rate study; (4) operational changes and implementation needs and timeliness; and (5) case studies and references.
Supplementary Notes See also Volume 1, PB90-272055. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept.
Category Codes 68C#; 43F; 91A; 96A
NTIS Prices PC A14/MF A02
Primary Description 910/00
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 032026557
Origin NTIS
Type CAT