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New Waste Management Guide for Native Americans

Release Date: 06/26/2004
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Dave Ryan 202-564-7827 /

(06/26/04) EPA’s Tribal Solid Waste Management Program has developed “Tribal Decision-Makers Guide to Solid Waste Management,” a publication designed to give Native American leaders a comprehensive guide to solid waste management (SWM). It includes case studies of over 40 tribes and Alaskan Native Villages that have successfully implemented SWM systems and will help leaders protect their environment and the health of their members. Each section of the report focuses on a distinct component of solid waste management, including developing a plan; developing and enforcing regulations; structuring collection and disposal programs; implementing waste reduction and recycling components; conducting outreach and education; and obtaining funding. The guide is available online at: ; to order a print copy, call the National Center for Environmental Publications at 1-800-490- 9198.