Abstractfrom the introduction, "The purposes of this report on solid waste generation rates
and means of waste disposal on Long Island are seven-fold: 1) To unify various data sets generated over the years on and about Long Island municipal solid waste (MSW) with the end of creating a more useful, precise, and accurate estimate of Long
Island MSW generation; 2) To examine any changes in waste generation from 1986 to
the present; 3) To quantify changes in disposal methodologies, such as recycling, landfilling, incineration, and off-Island transportation; 4) To identify variations in generation municipalities, and, if possible, explain sources of the variations; rates between the source or 5) To identify areas where statistical consistency in this field might be emphasized or enhanced; 6) To provide assistance in long-range municipal planning, and aid in efforts to either meet, mold, or re-define State and Federal objectives; and, 7) To establish the basis for a long-term, useful time series on solid waste on Long Island. . ."
Description123 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references.