Municipal biomass resources primarily include biosolids, various categories of waste paper, various categories of woody residues, yard waste (also referred to as green waste or yard debris), and used cooking oil. All of the municipal biomass data was provided by Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) from two data sets (biosolids and recycling data). The collected data is summarized as follows:
NOTE: The ADEQ data for other municipal biomass is from a 2002 county-level [voluntary response] survey of recycled materials submitted to the Solid Waste Division. All data is in tons, although it is not known which data is reported in "as is" tons or on a dry matter basis (no moisture contents were included in the data set). The detailed survey results include numerous instances of non-reporting of data for certain categories by various counties, as well as multiple data reports of some categories by several counties. It is not known whether the absence of data for a given category for a given county reflects zero generation of that particular item, or whether that particular item was not monitored and/or reported by the county. The number of counties reporting biomass-related recycling data varied from 1% to 47%, although, as previously discussed, the completeness / accuracy of this data are considered uncertain.
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