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RECORD NUMBER: 139 OF 692
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Heuristic Routing for Solid Waste Collection Vehicles.|
|Author||Shuster, K. A. ; Schur, D. A. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste.|
|Additional Subjects||Solid waste collection ; Routing ; Waste transportation ; Vehicles ; Heuristic methods ; Solid waste management ; Solid waste disposal ;|
The development and successful application of a heuristic procedure for routing solid waste collection vehicles is described. Topics include (1) the value of routing, (2) reasons for rerouting, (3) advantages of the heuristic approach, (4) heuristic rules, data requirements, and routing procedures, (5) factors to consider when implementing this approach. An actual example and exercises are included to show the relative ease of application and to familiarize the reader with the heuristic approach to the routing of solid waste collection vehicles.