Re: greenyes-d Digest V00 #226

From: Blair Pollock (bpollock@co.orange.nc.us)
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 12:08:41 EDT

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    In Orange Co.NC about five years ago we started separating "dry" i.e. C&D waste from MSW and put it into an unlined LF with multilple monitoring wells that are monitored twice a year for criteria pollutants plus VOCs and heavy metals, so far so good. we also have an onsite inspector to prevent closed drums and cans, batteries and other obvious hw's from entering the fill. However, only time will tell if our inspection and bans are sufficient. A longitudinal study of leachate from a C&D fill in Wisconsin showed a leachate that was pH neutral and free of metals for several years for which I reviewed the data.

    Styro is a great packaging material with difficult recycling characteristics. The price of oil must rise then we'll see the alts develop, til then we try to get people to reuse the pellets thru a network of mailing houses and throw out the food grade stuff and other non-reusables. Some of the mailing co. s here take a ltd amt. of the block styro. It's relatively benign in its finished state from what I understand.

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      [GRRN] My e-mail ofr 7-24-00 [ "Ed Ida" <edida@webworkz.com> ]

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    Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 12:11:39 -0400
    From: "Ed Ida" <edida@webworkz.com>
    To: <greenyes@earthsystems.org>
    Subject: [GRRN] My e-mail ofr 7-24-00
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    Have received no reply to the above from GRRN. Should it have been sent =
    to you folks at greenyes@earthsystems instead? Copy below.

    On your web page, I see nothing specific to what individuals [or groups] =
    should do about recycling or disposal of commonly encountered materials. =
    For example:
    While cardboard and newspapers are recycled because there seems to be a =
    market for them, what should be done about ordinary packaging or foam =
    packaging forms? Should they be burned or gathered as a non-toxic waste =
    which will biodegrade in an ordinary landfill? Or in a private landfill? =
    Do you consider them non-toxic?

    Are there any records of successful efforts made by communities to =
    establish clean waste landfills to reduce the burden on leak-proof =
    plastic lined expensive landfills? This could apply to ordinarily =
    recycled items when there is no market temporarily.

    Is there any agreed list of non-toxic wastes?

    Same for toxic wastes indicating those that can be reprocessed, =
    purified, where sent for safe disposal?

         This is surely enough for now. If not on the web page, do your =
    publications cover these questions? Be specific please. Thank you=20

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