Posted by: nevadansagainstgarbage | September 16, 2009

Reno Gazette-Journal

Time to remind nation again: Nevada isn’t dumping ground
For decades now, Nevadans have been working hard to send one message to the rest of the nation: Nevada is not a dumping ground.
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  1. There are more than twice as many garbage trucks, 179,000, in the US as there are transit buses. These refuse hauling monsters get an average of 2.8 miles per gallon. Garbage trucks move at an average speed of 10mph, an incredibly inefficient pace for a combustion engine, but one that’s necessary because of the garbage trucks duties. The average garbage truck guzzles 8600 gallons of diesel fuel a year. Together US garbage trucks use 1.5 billion gallons of fuel, about 4% of all the diesel used in the US, accounting for billions of dollars sent overseas. (from $20 per gallon by Christopher Steiner page 162.)

    Now these trucks will also get to go load a train because we don’t price out what we throw away.

    Senator Reid can fix this with a federal tipping rate fee of $100/ton. For the role of tipping fees see Understanding Dynamics of Landfill Gate Rates by Cary Pecket pg32f BioCycle, August 2009


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