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1

1887 Bullitt Bill

Transferred the responsibility for the supervision of street cleaning and waste disposal to the newly formed Dept. of Public Works

2

1949 Philadelphia Home Rule Charter

Addressed the question of public and private-sector sanitation services

3

There seven types of solid waste

Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Municipal, Pesticide, Residential

4

What is the ID# for Municipal Waste

10

5

What is the ID# for Bulky or Contractor Debris

13 or 13c

6

What are the three methods utilized by landfills for disposal of solid waste?

Area Method, Trench Method, Progressive Slope Method

7

What is bypass waste?

Waste that cannot be recycled, reused, or burned but must be buried in a landfill

8

What is garbage

Spoiled food that is thrown away

9

What is an incinerator?

Any machine used for burning garbage where temperature, time and air can be controlled

10

What is recyclable?

An item that can be reused or converted into other products

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What is residue

Any material that remains after completion of burning

12

What is the Waste Stream

A general term used to describe all the garbage generated in a certain area, location or facility

13

How does the Division of Solid Waste Management Identify solid waste?

By its ID number

14

When was the Recycling Enhancement Act enacted?

2007 not 2008 False

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What is the Recycling Enhancement Act?

Restored the statewide recycling fund through a $3 per ton tax on garbage disposed of at a registered solid waste facility in NJ

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How to calculate the Recycling Rate

Total Recycling divided by Total Recycling + Total Solid Waste X 100