||Methods for the Prediction of Solid Waste Characteristics.
Boyd, Gail B. ;
Hawkins., Myron B. ;
||URS Research Co., Burlingame, Calif.
||Rept. No. ;URS-695-5; PH 86-67 ;
Jefferson County(Kentucky) ;
Solid waste collection systems ;
Solid waste disposal ;
Domestic wastes ;
Solid waste processing ;
Solid waste management ;
Economic factors ;
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The basic concept of the solid waste prediction model developed in this project is: The waste generated by a community is derived primarily from the goods and materials consumed by the community, therefore waste quantities and characteristics can be estimated from information concerning the consumption habits of the community and the manner in which it uses and consumes the material obtained. The study consists primarily of determing the availability of usable information and developing a preliminary prediction model for residential household solid wastes. The model's performance was tested by comparing its predictions for a given locality with the results of an actual study of solid waste generation in that locality. The areas studied were in Jefferson County, Kentucky.