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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Scottsdale Department of Public Works

    Scottsdale, AZ  United States 

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Solid Waste Management Office
    Rockville, MD  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Stragier, M G
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 184 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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