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
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Bottles and Containers
Household Hazardous Waste
Plastic Film Bags
Aseptic Boxes/Milk Cartons
Magazines and Catalogs
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
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 Training for Workers in Material Recovery Facilities, J.A . Legler and R. Curtis
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
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
Aquino\, John T.