Municipal Solid Waste Composting Fact Sheets

Table of Contents

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

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MSW Composting Fact Sheet #1, Physical Processing


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