Report on the Solid Waste Problem

by Harvey F. Ludwig,
Ralph J. Black,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 2, Pg. 355-370

Document Type: Journal Paper


The need for investigation in all areas of solid wastes problems is described, and management of these problems is discussed. Areas discussed in detail are: air pollution control, open-windrow composting and markets; pre-compacting refuse for landfills, grinding and sewer transport, salvage and reclamation, reduction of quantity, collection and hauling methods, environmental resources management, odor and dust control, ground water contamination, land resources, utilization, incineration, and extent of available technology. Recommendations include: alerting decision-making public administrators to the problem; recognition through a national conference; full implementation of Public Law 89-272, the Solid Waste Disposal Act; study of salvage markets; development of new collection and disposal methods; reducing air and water pollution; review of legislation for improvement after first year of program.

Subject Headings: Air pollution | Groundwater pollution | Soil pollution | Management methods | Solid mechanics | Solid wastes | Land reclamation | Resource management

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