Waste recycling, Refuse and refuse disposal, Georgia, De Kalb County
A study was made of the feasibility of implementing a system of Resource Recovery from the solid wastes of an urban county in Georgia. A review was made of the existing solid waste management practices and present generation rates. A projection of future waste quantities and composition was made. A review of the present state of the art of recovering resources from solid waste was made to determine what systems could be developed for the County. An analysis of the estimated costs during a test year for three alternative systems for disposal was made to determine a least cost alternative. In that no markets for a refuse derived fuel exist in the County and all costs which may be applicable to the landfill alternative cannot be defined in terms of current costs, the cost of Resource Recovery exceeds the costs of conventional landfilling. Recommendations are for the County to develop markets and make provisions for future development of a system to recover resources from their wastes. In the meantime they should pursue their present plan of disposing of their wastes in a Sanitary Landfill.
Yousef, Yousef A.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
xi, 125 pages
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Recycling (Waste, etc.), Refuse and refuse disposal -- Georgia -- De Kalb County
Dory, Ivan Ray, "Solid Waste Resource Recovery Plan for Dekalb County Georgia" (1976). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 211.