Gas Emissions from Management of Selected Materials
in Municipal Solid Waste (1.2M
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA#530-R-98-013, 1998.
Integrates a wealth of information on GHG implications of various
municipal solid waste management options – source reduction,
recycling, composting, combustion, and landfilling. Provides GHG
emission factors for the following items: newspaper; office paper;
corrugated cardboard; aluminum cans; steel cans; glass containers;
plastic (HDPE, LDPE, and PET); food scraps; yard trimmings; and mixed
municipal solid waste, mixed recyclables, and mixed paper.
These documents summarize methodology and
findings of the Greenhouse
Gas Emissions from Management of Selected Materials in Municipal Solid
Waste (1.2M pdf) report. Describes greenhouse gas sources and
sinks associated with materials in the municipal solid waste stream and
provides a table of emission factors for various waste management
Gas Emission Factors for Management of Selected Materials in
Municipal Solid Waste
Gas Emission Factors for Municipal Waste Combustion (176k pdf)
Summarizes the methodology and findings of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions
From Management of Selected Materials in Municipal Solid Waste report,
focusing briefly on methodologic considerations for estimating
greenhouse gas emissions associated with combustion.
Outlines U.S. EPA's Climate Change and Waste
Program by describing the program's research and technical assistance,
program implementation, and outreach and education activities.
the Greenhouse Gas Impacts of National Waste Prevention
Activities: The U.S. Experience
Greenhouse Gas Reductions from State Actions (35k pdf)
This is a helpful reference document for states planning to incorporate
municipal solid waste management actions into a statewide GHG mitigation
action plan. It includes a sample plan for waste management mitigation
actions. See the State
Actions section for other examples of state mitigation plans.