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Small Community Solid Waste and Litter

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External sites are not endorsed by NESC and are offered for information purposes only. Please click on the links below to see their designated pages. Links are listed in alphabetical order.

Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO)
ASTSWMO focuses on the needs of state hazardous waste programs, non hazardous municipal solid waste, and industrial waste programs, recycling/minimization/reduction programs, Superfund/State cleanup programs, and underground storage tank and leaking underground storage tank programs.

Illegal Dumping Prevention Project from EPA
The Region 5 office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established an Illegal Dumping Prevention Project. You may download two useful documents:
Illegal Dumping Prevention Guidebook and
Illegal Dumping Economic Assessment (IDEA) Model.

Decision Maker's Guide to Controlling Litter and Illegal Dumping
This National Center for Environmental Decision-Making Research site offers Controlling Litter and Illegal Dumping, a 75-page guide that you may download.

The guide contains information about characterizing the problem, determining objectives, identifying constraints, reviewing existing laws, examining enforcement, and considering control options.

Global Recycling Network (GRN)
GRN is an electronic information exchange that specializes in the trade of recyclables reclaimed in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) streams, as well as the marketing of eco-friendly products.

Go Green at Home! For Kids and Adults
Going green is not just some kind of catch phrase that people around the world are using: It is a real way to save the planet's environment and save your family money as well. Most people do not realize how financially beneficial it can be to learn how to recycle or conserve energy.

Keep America Beautiful
Keep American Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose network of local, statewide, and international affiliate programs educates individuals about litter prevention and ways to properly manage waste, including establishing environmental courts.

Municipal Solid Waste from EPA
This EPA site provides information about recycling and municipal solid waste disposal. It includes a list of links for recycling everything from aluminum, to plastics, and glass.

National Recycling Coalition (NRC)
The NRC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and improving recycling, as well as source reduction, composting and reuse, NRC provides technical information, education, training, outreach and advocacy services to its members in order to conserve resources and benefit the environment.

PA CleanWays
PA CleanWays is a statewide nonprofit organization that tackles illegal dumping issues. There are chapters in 20 Pennsylvania Counties. Information includes cleanup, prevention strategies, and education.

What to do with old motor oil?
Many people don't know that motor oil never wears out, which means that it just needs to be put through a filtration/cleaning process. Even better news; this is something that one of the many 12,000+ community-based oil recycling centers nationwide can do for you! This link provides a state by state oil recycling information resource to help you find the recycling center nearest to you.