Systems Analysis and Solid Waste Planning

by Robert M. Clark, (M.ASCE), San. Engrg.; Ofc. of Program Coordination, National Envir. Res. Ctr., U.S. Envir. Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH,
James I. Gillean, Pres.; ACT Systems, Inc., Winter Park, FL,


Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 7-24


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Increasing waste generation, difficulties in labor-management relations, rising costs, and uncertain technology are only a few of the problems facing today's solid waste managers. A number of analytical tools, including management information systems, simulation, and mathematical models, are available and can be applied to the solution of these and related problems. This paper presents various system analysis approaches which have been used to analyze the solid waste management function and reports on the development of a management information system combined with a simulation model that has been implemented in a large metropolitan area. As a result of this project, the city made substantial changes in its solid waste application saving over $9,000,000 in 2 yr.

Subject Headings: Solid wastes | Solid mechanics | Systems management | Information systems | System analysis | Information management | Mathematical models | Simulation models

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