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Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling

A to Z Directory for the Facts and Figures Report about Materials, Waste and Recycling

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A

Aluminum

Aluminum Containers and Packaging

Appliances, major

Appliances, small

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B

Bags and Sacks, paper

Bags, Sacks and Wraps, plastic

Batteries, lead-acid

Books

Bottles; beer, soft drink, and wine and liquor

Bottles, plastic (See Polyethylene (PET) (plastics, bottles, and jars))

Boxes, cardboard

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C

Cans, beer and soft drink

Cardboard (See Paper and Paperboard)

Carpets and Rugs

Cartons, paper

Cell Phones (See Electronics)

Clothing and Footwear

Combustion with Energy Recovery

Commercial Printing (see Other Commercial Printing)

Compost

Computers (See Electronics)

Construction and Demolition Materials

Containers and Packaging

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D

Diapers, disposable

Directories, paper

Durable Goods

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E

Electronics

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F

Food

Ferrous metals

Footwear (See Clothing and Footwear)

Furniture and Furnishings

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G

Garbage (See Municipal Solid Waste)

Generation

Glass

Glass Containers

Grass (See Yard Trimmings)

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H

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) plastic and natural bottles

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L

Landfills

Laptops (See Electronics)

Low density polyethylene/Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE/LLDPE) plastic

Lead

Leather

Linens (See Towels, Sheets and Pillowcases)

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M

Magazines

Mail

Miscellaneous Durable Goods

Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods

Miscellaneous Inorganic Waste

Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

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N

Newspaper

Nondurable goods

Nonferrous metals

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O

Office Paper

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P

Packaging (See Containers and Packaging)

Pallets, wood

Paper and Paperboard

Paper Bags (See Bags and Sacks, paper)

Paper Plates

Paper Towels

Paper, tissue

Polyethylene (PET) (plastics, bottles, and jars)

Plastic

Plastic Bags (See Bags, Sacks and Wraps, plastic)

Plastic Plates and Cups

Polypropylene Plastic (PP plastic)

Printers (See Electronics)

Printing, commercial

Polystyrene Plastic (PS plastic)

Polyvinyl Chloride Plastic (PVC plastic)

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R

Recycling

Recycling Rate

Rubber

Rubber Tires

Rugs (See Carpet and Rugs)

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S

Shoes (see Clothing and Footwear)

Source Reduction

States

Steel (see Ferrous Metals)

Steel Containers and Packaging

Styrofoam (See Polystyrene (PS) platic)

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T

Textiles (See Clothing and Footwear and also Towels, Sheets and Pillowcases)

Tissue Paper (see Paper, tissue)

Tires (see Rubber Tires)

Trash (see Municipal Solid Waste)

Trash Bags, plastic

Towels, Sheets and Pillowcases

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W

Waste-to-Energy (See Combustion with Energy Recovery)

Wood

Wood Packaging

Wood Pallets (see Pallets, wood)

Wrapping Paper

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Y

Yard Trimmings/Yard Waste and Composting

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