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RECORD NUMBER: 887 OF 1939
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Measures of effectiveness for refuse storage, collection, and transportation practices / by Messer Associates.|
|CORP Author||Messer Associates.|
|Publisher||National Environmental Research Center, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA 670/2-74-082; EPA-68-03-0260; EPA-ROAP-02AAE-06|
|Stock Number||PB-241 252|
|Subjects||Refuse and Refuse disposal|
|Additional Subjects||Solid waste disposal ; Management planning ; Economic analysis ; Collection ; Storage ; Transportation ; Refuse disposal ; Benefit cost analysis ; Sanitary engineering|
|Collation||xviii, 182 p. : ill. ; 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.
Prepared for National Environmental Research Center. Reproduced by National Technical Information Service - PB 241 252. Report no. EPA-670/2-74-082.