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McLeod, F.N. and Cherrett, T.J. (2011) Waste collection In, Letcher, Trevor M. and Vallero, Daniel A. (eds.) Waste: a Handbook for Management. Oxford, GB, Elsevier pp. 61-73.

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This chapter provides a summary of the practical issues associated with the collection of municipal solid waste and of the challenges faced in trying to develop accurate waste collection models. The chapter highlights the variety of materials that are collected and the many collection options available (e.g. containers, vehicles, collection frequencies and methods). Waste collection problems and methods include: locating facilities (e.g. vehicle depots, waste disposal sites); sub-dividing rounds into districts for ease of operation and of optimisation; specifying the aggregation level for the collection points to be modelled (e.g. postcode, street, block) and then estimating the waste volume to be collected from each collection point; and optimising vehicle routes and schedules. The chapter concludes with four case study examples of modelling research results from around the world

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Published date: 11 February 2011


Local EPrints ID: 175929
ISBN: 978-0-12-381475-3
PURE UUID: e6d51a3f-933e-4777-bbe8-9bac9dce639f
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Date deposited: 01 Mar 2011 15:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:09

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Author: F.N. McLeod ORCID iD
Author: T.J. Cherrett
Editor: Trevor M. Letcher
Editor: Daniel A. Vallero

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