MECHANIZED RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
This study of automation tested four different types of solid waste collection equipment. Employed were trucks with telescoping arms to pick up single family or multi-family plastic containers. The trucks could also be equipped with a yoke lift for dumping wheeled containers. Close and convenient transfer operations were made possible by use of a truck-to-trailer transfer method. Mechanization showed significant cost reductions, increased collection efficiency, improved city appearance, and better, safer working conditions for the collectors.
Scottsdale Department of Public WorksScottsdale, AZ United States
Environmental Protection AgencySolid Waste Management Office
Rockville, MD United States
- Stragier, M G
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 184 p.
- TRT Terms: Attitudes; City planning; Containers; Cost estimating; Costs; Design; Estimates; Freight handling; Mechanization; Questionnaires; Refuse; Residential areas; Solid waste disposal; Solid wastes; Trucks; Waste disposal
- Uncontrolled Terms: Hauling
- Geographic Terms: Arizona
- Old TRIS Terms: Collection
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Design; Finance; Freight Transportation; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Motor Carriers;
- Accession Number: 00091061
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: PHS-EC-00202
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM