Economics of Composting Municipal Refuse

by H.I. Shuval,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 4, Pg. 47-58

Document Type: Journal Paper


Economic analysis of 2 composting plants in Israel is presented in order to illustrate economic feasibility of refuse composting under certain favorable conditions; data, although not directly translatable into costs for similar plants in United States, tend to point out that composting plants may be in same cost range as refuse disposal by incinerators; if market for sale of compost, even at normal price, could be developed, composting might eventually prove to be economical alternative to incineration in certain areas of United States.

Subject Headings: Economic factors | Composting | Local government | Incineration | Data analysis | Feasibility studies | Waste disposal | Business management | United States | Israel | Middle East | Asia

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