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Main Title Analysis Models for Solid Waste Collection. Volume II.
Author Hudson, James F. ; Grossman, Donald S. ; Marks., David H. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-801633; EPA/670/2-75-026b;
Stock Number PB-239 494
Additional Subjects Solid waste management ; Management planning ; Collecting methods ; Decision making ; Computer programming ; Mathematical models ; Services ; Equipment ; Weather ; Routing ; Refuse disposal ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-239 494 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 225p
This report describes the research under an Environmental Protection Agency contract. 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 level of service, equipment, crew size, and work rules. The report develops an econometric model for prediction of waste output from census data for districts and daily collection areas. A computer based districting methodology is outlined. An easily applicable heuristic for routing trucks within the districts is also developed. This second volume contains documentation of the computer programs used and developed in the course of the work as well as the appendices to the main volume.