Regional Solid Wastes Management

by Lawrence W. Bremser,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 5, Pg. 45-50

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Refuse that cannot be processed for reuse or further reduced in volume must be disposed of on the land. Environmental pollution caused by poor solid waste disposal practices has often created adverse reaction by the public. This reaction fats made it extremely difficult to provide and operate disposal facilities. In many urban areas the smaller jurisdictions become surrounded and developed to the extent that vacant land for disposal is no longer available. Other jurisdictions are unable to staff a solid waste disposal operation with competent personnel. Adequate collection and delivery to disposal sites can usually be provided by the smaller jurisdictions and private contractors. In densely populated urban areas, regional management is seeded to provide land, facilities, and proper operation for disposal of solid wastes.

Subject Headings: Solid mechanics | Solid wastes | Waste disposal | Jurisdiction | Land use | Environmental issues |

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