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Main Title Satellite vehicle systems for solid waste collection ; evaluation and application /
Author Perkins, Ronald A.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid Waste Management Office.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA-SW/82ts-71
Stock Number PB-197 931
OCLC Number 08964171
Additional Subjects Solid wastes ; ( Refuse disposal ; Trucks) ; ( Urban planning ; Garbage disposal) ; Cost analysis ; Collection ; Mathematical models ; Field tests ; Georgia ; South Carolina ; Tennessee ; Oregon ; California ; Wisconsin ; Solid waste disposal ; Atlanta(Georgia) ; Columbia(South Carolina) ; Knoxville(Tennessee) ; Medford(Oregon) ; Pasadena(California) ; Waukesha County (Wisconsin)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKAM  EPA-SW/82ts-71 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/08/1994
ELBD  EPA SW-82ts-71 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/04/1999
NTIS  PB-197 931 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 243 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The productive efficiency and costs associated with residential satellite vehicle collection systems are quantitatively evaluated and compared with conventional collection systems for collecting residential solid waste. Those factors that affect efficiency and economy were quantitatively analyzed to develop models that can predict collection cost and crew efficiency with a high degree of accuracy and provide a practical and reliable basis for designing future collection systems using satellite vehicles. Four makes of satellite vehicles (Cushman, Trashmobile, Westcoaster, and Trash Taxi) operating in six communities with diverse terrain, type of collection agency, and collection frequency were chosen for the study. These small three- or four-wheeled vehicles transport wastes from the dwelling unit storage point to a packer truck for ultimate transfer to a disposal site. The vehicles reportedly work best in areas with single-family homes where housing density is medium to low. The costs, which could not be compared because they occurred under distinctively different conditions, are measured as 'annual cost per dwelling' rather than as 'cost per ton.' (Author)
Appendices included. Includes bibliographical references.