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Unformatted text preview: 1 Solid wastes Solid wastes Paper (41%) Other (7%) Glass (8%) ood waste (8%) Plastic (9%) Metals (9%) Yard waste (18%) Municipal Solid Wastes Contain: Means of disposal a. Open dumping b. Controlled burn dumping c. Ocean dumping d. Composting e. Incineration f. Sanitary landfilling Means of disposal a. Open dumping Not permitted b. Controlled burn dumping Not permitted c. Ocean dumping Not permitted d. Composting Appropriate for yard waste Means of disposal e. Incineration Advantages: Disadvantages: e. Incineration Advantages: location near or within the city small land requirements power generation volume reduced to 1 to 2% of original Disadvantages: air pollution solid waste generated capital requirement 2 f. Sanitary landfilling Refuse is deposited and then covered with soil. Daily application of the soil cover prevents spreading of flies, rats, fire, and paper. Current regulations require landfills not be built in wetlands, floodplains, habitats of endangered species, or water recharge zones. species, or water recharge zones....
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course PWS 150 at BYU.
- Fall '11