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RE: [GreenYes] Landfill Tipping Fees

According to the California Integrated Waste Management Board (as reported on their website (, average residential disposal in California is 2.4 lbs/day (and has been since 1996, when it dropped from the 2.5 lbs/day reported for the 2 previous years).  Perhaps the rates others are citing include total disposal (i.e., residential + commercial) allocated on a per capita basis.  

This is not to say the EPA rate either is or is not reasonable, just food for thought.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California
Phone: 562/570-4694
Fax: 562/570-2861 (Eric Lombardi)
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04/10/2002 10:15 AM
Please respond to eric

        To:        "'Justin Stockdale'" <>, "'Helen Spiegelman'" <>
        cc:        "'GreenYes'" <>
        Subject:        RE: [GreenYes] Landfill Tipping Fees

Hi all,


We don't have very good data collection in Colorado, but every time someone tries to figure the wasting rates along the Front Range (where everyone lives) the per capita rates are always up much higher than the EPA 4.4 lb rate … how confident are we with the EPA rate?



Eric Lombardi
Executive Director
EcoCycle, Inc
Boulder, CO


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Justin Stockdale
Wednesday, April 10, 2002 10:35 AM
Helen Spiegelman
Re: [GreenYes] Landfill Tipping Fees


I can't give any clues to what is happening in VA, but it is good to know, or at least suspect that New Mexico is not the only state posting numbers over 8 pounds per person per day.
Justin Stockdale

Helen Spiegelman wrote:
 At 11:27 AM 04/10/2002 -0400, Terri quoted:
21,796,507 tons of solid waste
were received at Virginia's permitted solid waste management facilities
during calendar year 2000.  Of this total, 17,324,961 tons originated in the

VA's population in 2000 was 7,078,515, working out to a waste generation rate of 2.45 tons per capita, or 13.4 pounds per day. According to the report 2/3 of this was MSW, amounting to 8.85 pounds per day. Compare this to the national average percapita generation of municipal solid waste in 1997 reported by EPA (Characterization update) of 4.44 pounds per person per day. Please check my numbers. If they're right, does anyone have any ideas about this?


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