||Analysis Models for Solid Waste Collection. Volume I.
Hudson, James F.;
Grossman, Donald S.;
Marks., David H.;
||Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Solid waste management;
Management information systems;
Local government activities;
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||Analytic models are developed as aids in decision-making at many points in the solid waste collection and haul system. Models for daily operating policy include breakdown or excess load, maintenance and stochastic influences such as weather. Longer range issues include choosing a level of service and the implications upon equipment, crew size, and work rules of such a decision. The primary thrust of the report develops an econometric model for prediction of waste output from census data dividing districts into daily collection areas. A computer based districting methodology is outlined; an easily applicable heuristic for routing trucks within the districts is presented. On the regional level a linear programming model for equitable and efficient system design is discussed.
||Investigates the application of mathematical modeling and systems analysis to local and regional solid waste management.
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