True costs of municipal waste management report

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Statementprepared for The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Fiscal Planning and Economic Analysis Branch ; report prepared by VHB Research & Consulting inc. in association with MacLaren Engineering inc.
ContributionsOntario. Fiscal Planning and Economic Analysis Branch., VHB Research and Consulting.
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Paginationxiv, 210 p. ;
Number of Pages210
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Open LibraryOL21839187M
ISBN 100777801094

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The recycling units set up mostly by local residents or non-government organizations cover their costs through the sale of scrap and compost.

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1 This paper attempts to estimate the costs of federal regulation on the MSW industry (since the inception of Subtitle D as.

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