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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,
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 02591678
Subjects Refuse and Refuse disposal
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Management planning ; Economic analysis ; Collection ; Storage ; Transportation ; Refuse disposal ; Benefit cost analysis ; Sanitary engineering
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 670/2-74-082 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/30/1996
NTIS  PB-241 252 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Edition Final report.
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.