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RCRA Online Number:50703
Title:Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 1998 Update
Document Date:09/01/1999
Description:This document characterizes MSW from 1960 to 1997 and discusses trends and highlights changes that have occurred over the years. It includes information on total MSW generation, recovery, and discards from 1960 to 1997; per capita generation and discard rates; materials that comprise MSW, as well as products found in the waste stream; aggregate data on the infrastructure for MSW management, including estimates of the number of curbside recycling programs, drop-off centers, materials recovery facilities, and composting programs in the United States; trends in MSW management from 1960 to 1997; and projections of MSW generation to the year 2000. See also 530-R-06-011 for most current information.
Topics:Municipal Solid Waste
Policy Directive Number:
EPA Publication Number:530-R-99-021
NTIS Number:NA
GPO Number:
Non-Regulatory Guidance:No


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