Information Sources for Municipal Solid Waste
|EPA National Solid Waste Pages
A Collection of Solid Waste Resources
EPA Call Center
- Basic Facts
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
- MSW Commodities
- MSW Disposal
- MSW Programs
- MSW State Data
- MSW Topics (includes information on over 40 subjects such as buy recycled, lifecycle analysis, pollution prevention, and used oil)
contains all of our most popular publications. The following topics are included:
|Source Reduction||Recycling||Buying Recycled||Composting|
|Landfills||Public Participation||Household Hazardous Waste||Climate Change and Waste|
|Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste||Pay as You Throw||Municipal Solid Waste Management||Information Sources|
|Kids Games and Activities||Full Cost Accounting||Life Cycle Management|
For additional information on solid waste issues, call the RCRA, Superfund & EPCRA Call Center. This publicly accessible service provides up-to-date information on several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs including Solid Waste.
The Call Center responds to factual questions and maintains up-to-date information on the availability and distribution of publications and other resources.
Other EPA Hotlines , Over 45 additional toll-free information lines are available for EPA programs ranging from Acid Rain to Wetlands information.
This section of EPA's MSW Website ,contains information, publications and links on waste generation, waste prevention and recycling activities for the following materials:
See the “How Can I Recycle?” section for additional information on commonly recycled materials
The National Waste Publications page, includes a comprehensive listing of materials that are available on-line and that can be ordered at no cost.
Landfill publications can be accessed on the Municipal Solid Waste Landfill page.
Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: Describes the national MSW stream based on data collected between 1960 and 2001. Includes information on MSW generation, recovery, and discard quantities; per capita generation and discard rates; residential and commercial portions of MSW generation; and the role of source reduction and other trends in MSW management.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Waste Management resources
Iowa Recycling Directory
Automated telephone information system.Telephone: (515) 281-4367.
An automated telephone information system provides around-the-clock answers to many questions on natural resource issues. During regular business hours callers can easily bypass the recorded messages and speak with an individual.
Local program contacts