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Main Title Analysis Models for Solid Waste Collection. Volume I.
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/670/2-75-026a;
Stock Number PB-239 117
Additional Subjects Solid waste management ; Regional planning ; Collecting methods ; Hauling ; Mathematical models ; Decision making ; Management information systems ; Policies ; Operations ; Econometrics ; Routing ; Local government activities ; Weather ; Systems analysis ; Linear programming ; Management engineering ; Massachusetts ; Loading ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-239 117 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 230p
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.