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RCRA Online Number:51197
Title:Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2005 Facts and Figures
Document Date:10/01/2006
Description:This document describes the national municipal solid waste (MSW) stream based on data collected from 1960 through 2005. Specifically, this document provides information on MSW generation, recovery, and disposal from 1960 to 2005; 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 2005, 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
Policy Directive Number:
EPA Publication Number:530-R-06-011
NTIS Number:NA
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No


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