Data Summary of Municipal Solid Waste Management Alternatives: Executive Summary

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    The overall objective of the study in this report was to gather data on waste management technologies to allow comparison of various alternatives for managing municipal solid waste (MSW). The specific objectives of the study were to: 1. Compile detailed data for existing waste management technologies on costs, environmental releases, energy requirements and production, and coproducts such asrecycled materials and compost; 2. Identify missing information necessary to make energy, economic, and environmental comparisons of various MSW management technologies, and define needed research that could enhance the usefulness of the technology; 3. Develop a data base that can be used to identify the technology that best meets specific criteria defined by a user of the data base.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages34
    StatePublished - 1992

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by SRI International, Menlo Park, California

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-431-4988


    • municipal waste
    • recycling
    • resource recovery
    • waste to energy


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