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Title: Regional solid waste management study

In 1990, the Lower Savannah Council of Governments (LSCOG) began dialogue with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) regarding possibilities for cooperation and coordination of solid waste management practices among the local governments and the Savannah River Site. The Department of Energy eventually awarded a grant to the Lower Savannah Council of Governments for the development of a study, which was initiated on March 5, 1992. After careful analysis of the region`s solid waste needs, this study indicates a network approach to solid waste management to be the most viable. The network involves the following major components: (1) Rural Collection Centers, designed to provide convenience to rural citizens, while allowing some degree of participation in recycling; (2) Rural Drop-Off Centers, designed to give a greater level of education and recycling activity; (3) Inert landfills and composting centers, designed to reduce volumes going into municipal (Subtitle D) landfills and produce useable products from yard waste; (4) Transfer Stations, ultimate landfill disposal; (5) Materials Recovery Facilities, designed to separate recyclables into useable and sellable units, and (6) Subtitle D landfill for burial of all solid waste not treated through previous means.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10104809
Report Number(s):
DOE/SR/18267--1
ON: DE94002902; BR: EW3010552
DOE Contract Number:
FG09-92SR18267
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Sep 1992
Research Org:
Lower Savannah Council of Government, Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SOLID WASTES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; GEORGIA; RECYCLING; SANITARY LANDFILLS; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; WASTE DISPOSAL; REGULATIONS; COMPLIANCE 320604; MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT