Waste Age and Recycling Times: Recycling Handbook, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Waste Age and Recycling Times

Recycling Handbook, 1st Edition

By John T. Aquino

CRC Press

304 pages

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Hardback: 9781566700689
pub: 1995-07-25
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This definitive Handbook, authored by the publishing division of the leading and the largest association in the field of waste management, provides information on virtually every aspect of recycling. The chapters, written by leading international authorities, cover such topics as collection of recyclables, recycling costs, safety in recycling facilities, available technology for collection and processing of waste products, and profitability of waste products.

Introductory material in the form of "waste profiles" is included at the beginning of the Handbook, providing an excellent general reference on all of the various recyclables, from newspapers to batteries. The Handbook also covers legislative issues related to recycling, including legislation in Germany, France, Britain, and Canada, and how these overseas regulations affect recycling in the United States.

Table of Contents


Waste Product Profiles, C. Miller

Glass Containers


Polyethylene Terephthlate

Aluminum Packaging

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Bottles and Containers

Corrugated Boxes

Steel Cans

Office Paper

Yard Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Plastic Film Bags

Scrap Tires

Aseptic Boxes/Milk Cartons

Magazines and Catalogs

Household Batteries

Coda: The Whys and Hows of Quality Recyclables, M. Misner

Recycling and State and Federal Governments

State Recycling Rates, L. Rabasca

Recycling in the States, C. Miller

Is a National Recycling Bill Possible? J. Goff

What Does Recycling Really Cost?

The Real Cost of Processing Recyclables, C. Miller

The Cost of Curbside Collection, C. Miller


Recycling Markets, 1990-1994, L. Rabasca

How MRFs and Their Clients Share Risks of Fluctuating Markets, T. Polk and M. Knoll

Recycling Collection

Co-Collection Trucks, M. Malloy

Co-Collection: Is It for You? J. Goff

Am I Blue?: A Report on Blue Bag Collection, J.T. Aquino and K. White

HDPE and Curbside Recycling, J. Goff

Mixed Paper: New Tricks for an Old Dog, C. Miller

Safety Issues

Safety Training for Workers in Material Recovery Facilities, J.A . Legler and R. Curtis

Management/Strategy Issues

Financing Recycling Programs, R.W. Ollis, Jr.

WTE & Recycling: Under One Roof, R. Woods

Packaging - Reduce, Recycle, or What? C. Miller

Scavengers: A Behind-the-Scenes Recycling Battle, J. Goff

Effect of Overseas Regulations on U.S. Recycling

Germany's Green Dot System for Packaging Material, A. Redd

German "Green Dot" Makes British See Red, M. Holderness

Canada and France Establish Their Own Models for Recovering Packaging Waste, J. Goff

Three-Year Assessment of the German Green Dot System, L. Rabasca, J. Goff, and K. White

Case Studies

Brookhaven, New York - New England CRInc., C. Thoresen

Dallas, Texas - Community Waste Disposal, Inc., K. White

Tampa, Florida - ReClaim, Inc., L. Rabasca

Acronyms and Abbreviations


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science