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[GreenYes] Waste generation rates
The other part of the question is what's included or not included in the waste generation rates. Here in Wisconsin, household waste is somewhere around 20% of waste generation; commercial and industrial process waste is the other 80 some percent.
 
John Reindl
Dane County, WI
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From: eric@ecocycle.org [mailto:eric@ecocycle.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 12:15 PM
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

 

Eric Lombardi

Executive Director

EcoCycle, Inc

Boulder, CO

www.ecocycle.org

303-444-6634

 

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From: owner-greenyes@grrn.org [mailto:owner-greenyes@grrn.org] On Behalf Of Justin Stockdale
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 10:35 AM
To: Helen Spiegelman
Cc: GreenYes
Subject: 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
Commonwealth,

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?

Helen.
 
 
 
 


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