Decentralized Solid Waste Collection Facilities

by Robert M. Clark, Chf.; Urban Data Sec., Div. of Tech. Operations, Bureau of Solid Waste Mgmt., Cincinnati, OH,
Billy P. Helms, Operations Res. Analyst; Mgmt. Sci. Sec., Div. of Tech. Operations, Bureau of Solid Waste Mgmt., Cincinnati, OH,


Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 5, Pg. 1035-1043


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The collection of municipal refuse is more expensive than refuse disposal. Most collection systems use packer trucks dispatched from one garage and since the collection vehicles usually service widely scattered districts, much unproductive time is spent traveling to and from the garage location. One possibility for maximizing productive time, and thereby minimizing costs of collection, is to decentralize the location of garage facilities. The decentralization of these facilities is formulated as a fixed charge problem that is solved by use of an adjacent, extreme-point algorithm.

Subject Headings: Parking facilities | Travel time | Local government | Waste disposal | Trucks | Traffic management | Algorithms | Solid mechanics

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