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Re: [GreenYes] Landfill Tipping Fees
You know, the EPA figures are not based on waste sorts --

they are based on estimates of what US manufacturers MADE

then what we consumed --  not what states actually REPORT

They do not include MUCH commercial, sludge, small industrial, etc. stuff that goes into MSW landfills.

I'd say the 4.4 pounds is WAY TOO LOW

FYI

Michele

At 10:35 AM 4/10/02 -0600, Justin Stockdale wrote:
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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