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dc.contributor.advisorDraper, Dianne L.
dc.contributor.authorPeddle, Pauline Elizabeth
dc.coverage.spatial200000416en
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-27T23:29:32Z
dc.date.available2005-07-27T23:29:32Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.citationPeddle, P. E. (1991). Municipal solid waste management: a study of Calgary, Alberta (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/13322en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315711485en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/24436
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 109-114.en
dc.description.abstractThe management of municipal solid waste in an environmentally safe and economically efficient manner has become a growing concern in Canada. Poor management and overburdened landfills have become increasingly serious problems in many cities, resulting in the need for comprehensive and objective evaluations of current practices to direct and improve future initiatives. Impending federal waste reduction legislation requires substantial reductions in the amount of refuse landfilled by 2000. Municipalities relying heavily upon landfilling for waste disposal must investigate techniques for improving effectiveness and efficiency of current waste management procedures, and examine alternative methods for managing municipal solid waste. Calgary, Alberta employs sanitary landfilling exclusively to fulfill municipal solid waste disposal requirements in the City. landfill operations appeared to pose little threat of environmental pollution. However, outstanding issues surrounding compliance with provincial waste legislation requires further attention. As greater emphasis is given to diverting solid waste from landfills, cities such as Calgary must investigate alternative waste management options such as incineration, recycling, and composting to decrease landfilled wastes and implement waste minimization programs. Prior to adopting new waste management methods, current waste management techniques must be evaluated to determine the appropriate direction of future initiatives.
dc.format.extentix, 114 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccTD 789 C32 C363 1991en
dc.subject.lcshRefuse and refuse disposal - Alberta - Calgary
dc.titleMunicipal solid waste management: a study of Calgary, Alberta
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/13322
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTD 789 C32 C363 1991en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 794 520541513


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.