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[greenyes] Re: greenyes Digest 1 Jul 2003 13:24:28 -0000 Issue 87
hi Christine:

I'll put you on the mailing list for a report I'm preparing for the State of 
Washington.  That report won't contain quite the same info that you're looking 
for but it will show waste disposal rates by county and will contain waste 
composition data from several rural counties in this state.  The report should 
be done in a week or so, at which time I'll be sending out pdf copies (I could 
also send it as a Word document if you prefer).

Personally I'm not sure about the use of per-capita rates, those figures seem 
erratic on the local level (county level or smaller), but I also don't know 
of any other indicators that could be used.  This is definitely an area where 
more research is needed, for commercial and industrial waste generation as well 
as residential.  When I can get my hands on collection or disposal tonnages 
for the study area, I prefer to start there and then apply waste composition 
data, but of course you can't always get those figures for the specific area. 

I would love to find out what else you come up with.  Maybe you could post 
sources for the best of that stuff to GreenYes? 

Rick Hlavka
Green Solutions
PO Box 680
South Prairie, WA 98385

> Hello All -
> I'm trying to find a toolkit or calculator that can help estimate and
> characterize rural communities solid waste streams based on population data
> and/or other readily available indicators. Is there anything online or
> available at little or no cost? If there's not a particular tool or software
> package - is there a methodology that works well?  I would also be
> interested in situations where these methods have already been applied.
> Thanks in advance for your assistance - please reply to me directly.
> Sincerely,
> Christine McCoy
> Director, Environmental Programs
> Rural Community Assistance Program
> 1522 K Street, NW #400
> Washington, DC  20005
> Phone: 202/408-1273 ext. 104
> Fax: 202/408-8165
> Email: cmccoy@no.address

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