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Earth 911

Provides links to local resources pertaining to household hazardous waste, recycling centers, and medical waste. Also provides information related to energy conservation, green shopping tips, organics and composting and water conservation. Read More

Too Good To Throw Away: Recycling's proven record

Two tables taken from the report Too good to throw away showing energy savings and CO2 impact from recycling and the recover rates of materials found in the U.S. waste stream. Read More

Profiles in Garbage: Aluminum Packaging

Aluminum packaging municipal solid waste (MSW) facts. Read More

EPA Fines Vassar College For Violating Hazardous Waste Regulations

Educational institutions are not exempt from compliance with EPA’s requirements for disposal of hazardous wastes under the RCRA. The college was cited for not properly identifying, labeling, documenting and cataloging the materials or notifying the emergency response agencies in the area. Read More

Solid Waste Disposal Act (RCRA)

Very complete explanation of the goals, strategies, policies, procedures and listed wastes of RCRA. Read More

Four Hazardous Waste Characteristics

A brief description of hazardous waste characteristics and the approved method of testing, according to The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Paragraph 261.20. Read More

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

A database created to provide information on hazardous substances released from Superfund sites or from emergency events. Also, the effects of hazardous substances on the health of humans. List of Priority Substances included, site specific information about toxic substances and their fate. Formerly, the HazDat Database. Read More

Managing Used Oil: Advice for Small Businesses (Part I)

This is a two part brief with insights into disposing of, uses for, and recycling used oil in the auto industry. To get to the second part scroll to the end of the article and click on “to see previous articles”, scroll down to the APRIL 2003 section, and click on managing used oil (part 2) Read More

Hazardous waste cleanup leaves 281 East Coast shops with dirty hands

An article relating how mandates of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) caused fines to 281 collision repair shops for negligence perpetrated by their Hazardous Waste Hauler and recycler. Read More

Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste

The Environmental Protection Agency provides links to three versions of the booklet providing consumers helpful suggestions for becoming a part of the pollution solution. Read More


EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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