Municipal Solid Waste Composting Fact Sheets

Table of Contents

1. Physical Processing (or download the PDF file)
2. Biological Processing (or download the PDF file)
3. Strategies for Separating Contaminants (or download the PDF file)
4. Potential Effects of Heavy Metals on Plants and the Environment (or download the PDF file)
5. Issues in Risk Assessment (or download the PDF file)
6. Issues in Policy and Regulation (or download the PDF file which includes the Composting Glosssary)
7. Key Aspects of Compost Quality Assurance/Composting Resources (or download the PDF file)
Composting Glossary

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MSW Composting Fact Sheet #1, Physical Processing


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