||Evaluation of the weight-based collection project in Farmington, Minnesota a MITE Program evaluation /
Smith, T. ;
Luken, K. ;
||SCS Engineers, Cincinnati, OH. ;Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Spring, MD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory ;
Solid waste collection systems ;
User charges ;
Cost analysis ;
Pilot projects ;
Solid waste disposal ;
Solid waste management ;
Municipal wastes ;
Program management ;
Program administration ;
Performance evaluation ;
Local governments ;
MITE(Municipal Solid Waste Innovative Technology Evaluation)
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||27 p. ; 28 cm.
The project evaluates a test program of a totally automated weight-based refuse disposal rate system conducted by the City of Farmington, Minnesota between 1991 and 1993. The intent of the program was to test a mechanism which would automatically assess a fee for the quantity of waste which a waste generator sets out on the curb for collection. The evaluation consists of the following: a summary of the proposal which the City of Farmington submitted to the USEPA to participate in the MITE Program; a description of the equipment that was used; a chronology of event that occurred during the test period; an analysis of the test program; a descritpion of some of the difficulties encoutered during the development of the system; an overview of current and pending technology; and recommendations on approaches to be taken by solid waste managers in using a weight-based pricing system and by equipment manufacturers in developing equipment for this application. The weight-based refuse disposal rate system which was tested by the City of Farmington operated with significant obstacles. Therefore sufficient test and field data was unavailable to validate or disprove the estimates of cost savings and waste diversion made by the City of Farmington in its proposal to the USEPA MITE Program.
"EPA/600/R-94/164." "July 1994." "The information in this document has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement CR-818238 to the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)." "This study was conducted in cooperation with Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910." Includes bibliographical references: p. 17.