Optimal Routing of Refuse Collection Vehicles

by Richard M. Bodner, (A.M.ASCE), Public Works Engr.; Dept. of Public Works, Baltimore, MD; formerly, Grad. Student, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Clarkson Coll. of Technol., Potsdam, NY,
E. Alan Cassell, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Clarkson Coll. of Technol., Potsdam, NY,
Peter J. Andros, Public Health Engr.; Westchester County Dept. of Health, White Plains, NY; formerly, Grad. Student, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Clarkson Coll. of Technol., Potsdam, NY,


Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 4, Pg. 893-904


Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: Stearns Robert P. (See full record)
Discussion: Liebman Jon C. (See full record)
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Abstract: A simulation was developed to determine optimum routes for refuse collection vehicles. The program yields exact routes suitable for use by municipalities. Crew size, vehicle size, and pickup time may be varied to permit efficient labor and equipment usage. The program computes overtime, incentive time, vehicular capacity utilization, mileage traveled, weight hauled, and productive time.

Subject Headings: Vehicles | Travel time | Routing (transportation) | Local government | Permits | Labor | Equipment and machinery

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