Where does it all go? the size and methods of disposal of Long Island's solid waste, 1986 and 1991

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Marine Sciences Research Center
Tonjes, David
Swanson, Robert Lawrence
Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University
Marine Sciences. , Atmospheric Sciences. , Refuse and refuse disposal > New York (State) > Long Island.
from 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. . ."
123 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Includes bibliographical references.