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