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Appendix B: Definition of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Categories
Pages 213-214

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... Landfills: Methane emissions from the anaerobic decomposition of biodegradable waste fractions (e.g., food waste, garden waste, and paper) in municipal solid waste and industrial landfills.
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... Composting of organic waste, such as food waste, garden and park waste, and wastewater treatment sludge can also lead to methane emissions. The amount of methane released is a function of the amount of degradable organic material in the waste.

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