Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition addresses the three main categories of wastes (hazardous, municipal, and "special" wastes) covered under federal regulation outlined in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), an established framework for managing the generation, transportation, treat
Part I Historical and Regulatory Development. Introduction. A Brief History of Waste Management. Regulatory Development. Part II Municipal Solid Wastes. Characterization of Solid Waste. Municipal Solid Waste Collection. Recycling Solid Wastes. Municipal Solid Waste Processing: Materials Recovery Facilities. Composting MSW. Incineration of MSW. The Sanitary Landfill. Part III Hazardous Waste Management. Identification of Hazardous Waste. Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements. Hazardous Waste Transportation. Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility Requirements. Incineration of Hazardous Wastes. Hazardous Waste Treatment. Land Disposal of Hazardous Waste. Part IV Special Categories of Waste. Universal Wastes. Management of Used Oil. Medical and Infectious Wastes. Construction and Demolition Debris. Electronics Waste. Part V Appendix.