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Main Title Getting more for less : improving collection efficiency.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency. Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA530-R-99-038
Stock Number PB2005-102367
OCLC Number 46636992
Subjects Refuse collection--United States ; Refuse and refuse disposal ; Litter (Trash)
Additional Subjects Savings ; Collection ; Residential buildings ; Efficiency ; Solid wastes ; Meetings ; Cost effectiveness ; Local government ; Recycling ; Waste management ; Case studies
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/530/R-99-038 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 09/23/2005
EJBD  EPA 530-R-99-038 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/06/2001
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 530-R-99-038 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 530-R-99-038 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/10/2001
NTIS  PB2005-102367 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 42 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The Collection Efficiency Study was undertaken to provide a more detailed understanding of cost-saving methods for collecting residential solid waste (RSW) and recyclables. The study included the following major tasks: Conducting meetings and discussions with project sponsors, funding sources, and Peer Advisory Committee members (i.e., representatives from local governments who provide RSW or recyclables collection services) to determine those approaches to improved collection efficiency that would have the most potential interest and utility to solid waste managers and elected officials; Selecting case study sites to illustrate each targeted collection efficiency strategy; Researching collection system improvements in the case study locations and producing four case study reports; Performing telephone surveys of other local governments and service providers who implemented the targeted strategies for improving RSW or recyclables collection efficiencies; Producing a workbook for solid waste managers and elected officials that synthesizes key lessons learned from the case study research and the telephone surveys and Conducting a series of workshops.