Perhaps between 75 to 80 percent of a solid waste system cost is due to storage, collection, and transportation, the remainder being attributable to disposal. Although a community may have an accurate estimate of what it is spending on its system, it often is uncertain as to whether or not it is receiving reasonable value in the benefits returned; i.e., it has little or no idea of its 'cost effectiveness.' This report presents the results of a project that focused on the systematic development of a set of measures and measurement tools that could be used to assess the effectiveness of solid waste storage, collection, and transportation practices. The project included a pilot test of the measurement methodology in an urban community. The measurement system presented in this report is intended to support municipal decision-makers who have responsibility for such services as mixed refuse collection, street and alley cleaning, sanitary code enforcement, sanitation education, and other related activities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Messer Associates, Incorporated

    8555 16th Street, Suite 501
    Silver Spring, MD  United States  20910

    National Environmental Research Center

    Solid Hazardous Waste Research Laboratory, EPA
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45628
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 197 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-0260
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM