Accession Number : AD0763733

Title :   Improving Air Force Base Refuse Collection Vehicle Routing.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 72-Feb 73,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Lundquist,Dennis E.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A simple methodology is provided for Air Force base civil engineers to improve their solid waste collection systems. The technique presented attempts to route refuse collection vehicles more efficiently than at present. The objective of the methodology is to determine the optimum routing of refuse vehicles through a given network of streets. This objective is achieved by determining the minimum, or near minimum, mileage routes through the given network. By minimizing collection vehicle mileage a sizeable cost savings is expected to occur. The methodology is described briefly and applied to a residential section of Kirtland Air Force Base. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY FACILITIES, SANITARY ENGINEERING), (*SANITARY ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), CIVIL ENGINEERING, COLLECTING METHODS, VEHICLES, OPTIMIZATION, COSTS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE