solid waste collection Articles

  • The performance of Spanish solid waste collection

    In this paper we examine street cleaning and waste collection services in Spanish municipalities with a population exceeding 50 000. The purpose is to identify factors that influence the efficiency of these services. Three input variables (staff, vehicles and containers) and four outputs variables (tonnage, collection points, collection point density and kilometres of surface area washing) are ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Optimisation of solid waste collection routes using Premium Solver Platform

    This study illustrates the application of Premium Solver Platform software to optimise tours for the collection of municipal solid waste. Data required for optimisation was obtained from the municipal solid waste management authority, field studies and digitised map of a study area. Thereafter the optimisation problem was formulated as a travelling salesman problem (TSP) on Microsoft Excel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Streamlined: Rugged technology improves efficiency and response time in solid waste collection

    In the city of Enid, Oklahoma, Deputy Director of Public Works Robinson Camp and his boss, Public Works Director Jim McClain, found themselves imagining a way to automate some of their work processes - garbage collection, for starters. Their goal was similar to what any forward-thinking municipality or business would want: streamline their services in a cost-effective manner. It started with the ...


    By HHCS Handheld USA Inc.

  • GIS-based modelling for the estimation of municipal solid waste generation and collection

    In the present paper, an innovative model for the estimation of municipal solid waste generation and collection is proposed. This model is part of an extended solid waste management system and uses a spatial Geodatabase, integrated in a GIS environment. It takes into consideration several parameters of waste generation, such as population density, commercial activities, road characteristics and ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Solid waste routing

    In today’s struggling economy we are all forced to look at ways to reduce expenses. This applies to private and public operations equally. For the private operation, priorities are placed on maintaining profits—a difficult task in a competitive industry. Raising rates is typically met with resistance from customers, as well as opens a door for competitors to move in. For the public ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Defining solid waste

    Simultaneous to the publication of the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Boilers (the Boiler NESHAP) and the Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator (CISWI) Rules, EPA issued a new regulation that for the first time defines what materials are a non-hazardous solid waste when combusted. This rule, Solid Wastes Used as Fuels or Ingredients in Combustion ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Privatization of Solid Waste Management in Pakistan

    The concept of waste management in the world is one of the most actual targets of humanity. The urban areas of Pakistan generates about 54850 tons of solid waste everyday or about 20 million tons per annum. According to estimates, about half of waste is left uncollected owing to inadequacy and inefficiency of the system. Proper solid waste management (SWM) can lead to increased revenues for the ...


  • Sustainable management of household solid waste

    In most countries, the majority of household solid waste is landfilled because of associated low capital, operation and maintenance costs. However, many existing landfills have exhausted their handling capacities and new facilities are faced with the problem of siting. Alternatives to traditional landfill practice are required to achieve sustainability in managing solid waste. This manuscript ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • What a waste: solid waste management in Asia

    As urbanisation and economic development increases in Asia, nowhere is the impact more obvious than in society’s “detritus” or solid waste. Today, the urban areas of Asia produce about 760,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day, or approximately 2.7 million m3 per day. In 2025, this figure will increase to 1.8 million tonnes of waste per day, or 5.2 million m3 per day. These estimates ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow

    On October 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ ban on landfill disposal of commercial organics from establishments generating one ton or more of food waste per week goes into effect. On the front lines of helping these businesses and institutions comply are organics haulers, many of whom have been offering their services for years. “Seven years ago, we were servicing about two dozen ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Municipal solid waste management in Khoram Abad City

    This paper presents an overview of current municipal solid waste management in Khoram Abad city. Necessary data was collected from municipality information, direct observation, taking photography, Interviewing with responsible persons and a questionnaire. According to data collected by the local authorities, the waste generation rate is estimated to be 800 g/cap. d   with density of 243 ...


  • Overview of solid waste management in economically developing countries

    Recently, protection of public health and of the environment by utilizing proper methods for the management of municipal solid wastes is gaining importance in economically developing countries (DCs). Inefficient collection methods, insufficient coverage of the collection system, combined with improper disposal of municipal solid wastes and contaminated sources of water supply, are major threats ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Solid waste industry reduces fatalities and injuries

    The most recent data from 2009 for the solid waste industry1 indicate that occupational fatalities have decreased substantially and the downward trend in days-away-from-work injuries and illnesses continues.2 These data, which are recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), are encouraging. Yet the industry remains one of the top 10 most hazardous in the U.S. The total number of fatalities ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Environmental audit of Municipal Solid Waste Management

    The management of municipal solid waste has become an acute problem due to enhanced economic activities and rapid urbanisation. Increased attention has been given by the government in recent years to handle this problem in a safe and hygienic manner. In this regard, Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) environmental audit has been carried out for Bangalore city through the collection of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comprehensive evaluation of solid waste management in Kuwait

    One of the major problems facing a nation is the need for the proper disposal of the voluminous of solid waste generated every year. Therefore, recent literature on solid waste management in Kuwait has been reviewed and data analysed on the total amount of solid waste generated in Kuwait. In addition, industrial solid waste, construction and demolition waste, and pharmaceutical waste are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Investigation the potential of recycling urban solid wastes

    Recycling is a solution to control the problem of managing urban solid wastes such as incineration and sanitary landfill. It consists re-processing of products and materials, which have been consumed several times. The methods which are presently used for recycling and processing the wastes of Ardakan City consists of collection by wastes collectors, separation by urban service labors and ...


  • New model of municipal solid waste management

    In the current scenario, the waste is an indicator of socioeconomic development. So, the more booming economy is, the greater the volume of produced waste. The downside of this scenario is the result of technological bottlenecks of conventional management models. In this context, this paper discusses and proposes a new model for urban solid waste (USW) management, based on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Status of municipal solid waste management system in India

    Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) has become a worldwide concern and is a major issue especially in developing countries due to environmental problems, such as air, soil and water pollution and generation of greenhouse gases from open dumping sites. The MSW management is going through a critical phase due to the non–availability of suitable facilities to treat and dispose of the increasing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Equipment List for full solids manage & drilling waste

    Solids Handle & drilling waste management are pretty important for drilling contractor. If they manage this division well, they can save lots of money on drilling mud / drilling chemicals, also they can be environmental friendly. There is much equipment needed for solids control & drilling waste ...


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