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Internet Location:http://www.epa.gov/waste/nonhaz/municipal/pubs/MSWcharacterization_fnl_060713_2_rpt.pdf
RCRA Online Number:51430
Title:Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2011 Facts and Figures (Full Report)
Document Date:05/01/2013
Description:This document describes the national municipal solid waste (MSW) stream based on data collected from 1960 through 2011. Specifically, this document provides information on MSW generation, recovery, and disposal from 1960 to 2011; per capita generation and discard rates; source reduction (waste prevention); materials that comprise MSW, as well as products found in the waste stream; aggregate data on the infrastructure for MSW management; and trends in MSW management from 1960 to 2011, including source reduction, recovery for recycling (including composting), and disposal via combustion and landfilling. The historical perspective presented in the document is useful for establishing trends in types of MSW generated and in the ways it is managed.
Topics:Municipal Solid Waste, Recycling
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EPA Publication Number:530-R-13-001
NTIS Number:NA
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No

 

 
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