CURBSIDE COLLECTION OF YARD WASTE: I. ESTIMATING ROUTE TIME

Curbside collection of yard waste can be prohibitively expensive due to inherent costs of curbside collection and the small amount collected compared to the total waste stream. The authors of this paper present a model capable of estimating route time based on the set-out rate and distribution, amount of materials collected, and collection method characteristics. The model separately predicts travel time, collection time, and time spent waiting at stop signs and traffic signals. Model parameters are based on observation of compostables collection. Using the model, investigators estimate route time over six collection days for a route in Norman, Oklahoma. Estimates are within 4.8 percent of observed values.

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  • Accession Number: 00719282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 16 1996 12:00AM