Cost of Residential Solid Waste Collection

by Robert M. Clark, (A.M.ASCE), Chf.; Urban Data Sec., Basic Data Branch, Div. of Tech. Operations, Ofc. of Solid Waste Mgmt. Programs, U.S. Envir. Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH,
Betty L. Grupenhoff, Statistician; Statistical Services Sec., Operational Analysis Branch, Div. of Tech. Operations, Ofc. of Solid Waste Mgmt. Programs, U.S. Envir. Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH,
George A. Garland, Chf.; Statistical Services Sec., Operational Analysis Branch, Div. of Tech. Operations, Ofc. of Solid Waste Mgmt. Programs, U.S. Envir. Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH,
Albert J. Klee, Chf.; Operational Analysis Branch, Div. of Tech. Operations, Ofc. of Solid Waste Mgmt. Programs, U.S. Envir. Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH,


Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 5, Pg. 563-568


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Governmental decision-making in metropolitan areas is becoming increasingly concerned with finding comprehensive solutions to area-wide problems. Development of an adequate urban solid waste management system for residential solid waste collection is such a problem. Although solid waste services offered by various civil subdivisions in a metropolitan area may be widely divergent, the factors influencing this service are similar. For example, within a given metropolitan area one town may offer twice-a-week, rear-of-the house collection service, while another town may offer once-a-week curb service. To analyze these two different systems on a metropolitan-wide basis, it is necessary to develop appropriate analytical tools. One possibility for analyzing these factors is to apply regression analysis to economic and operational data related to solid waste collection in a given metropolitan area. This technique is applied to such an area, and the relevant factors influencing solid waste collection are determined.

Subject Headings: Solid mechanics | Solid wastes | Urban areas | Domestic wastes | Regression analysis | Municipal wastes | Systems management | Economic factors

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