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Main Title Measures of effectiveness for refuse storage, collection, and transportation practices /
CORP Author Messer Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, Md.;National Environmental Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 670/2-74/082; EPA-68-03-0260; EPA-ROAP-02AAE-06
Stock Number PB-241 252
OCLC Number 40477956
Subjects Refuse and Refuse disposal--Research. ; Refuse and Refuse disposal--Maryland--Baltimore.
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Management planning ; Economic analysis ; Collection ; Storage ; Transportation ; Refuse disposal ; Benefit cost analysis ; Sanitary engineering
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 670/2-74/082 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/21/2013
EJBD  EPA 670/2-74/082 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-74-082 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/18/2015
NTIS  PB-241 252 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xviii, 183 pages ; 28 cm
Perhaps between 75 to 80 percent of a solid waste system cost is due to storage, collection, and transportation, the remainder being attributable to disposal. Although a community may have an accurate estimate of what it is spending on its system, it often is uncertain as to whether or not it is receiving reasonable value in the benefits returned; i.e., it has little or no idea of its 'cost effectiveness.' This report presents the results of a project that focused on the systematic development of a set of measures and measurement tools that could be used to assess the effectiveness of solid waste storage, collection, and transportation practices. The project included a pilot test of the measurement methodology in an urban community. The measurement system presented in this report is intended to support municipal decision-makers who have responsibility for such services as mixed refuse collection, street and alley cleaning, sanitary code enforcement, sanitation education, and other related activities.
"EPA-670/2-74-082." Program element no. 1DB063; EPA Project officer: Albert J. Klee. Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-106).