Accession Number : ADA303314

Title :   Army Materiel Command Solid Waste Survey and Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Brandhorst, Janet L. ; Snyder, Matthew E.

PDF Url : ADA303314

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : Installations within the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) have a number of solid waste disposal problems not shared by installations under other Major Army Commands (MACOMs). Compared to installations under other MACOMS AMC's industrial-type activities produce unusually high amounts of waste cardboard packaging, film plastics, styrofoam packing materials, and wood pallets. Different types of AMC installations have differing solid waste disposal needs, depending on installation population, facility use, etc. In many cases, waste management is conducted on an ad hoc basis. Often, information on state-of-the-art waste management procedures is not available to local personnel. This report summarizes the findings of a study of current AMC waste management practices, based on surveys of different types and sizes of installations. The study was conducted to gain an understanding of waste streams at the installation level. The findings of this study will be used in development of a waste generation model to help installation personnel develop customized, integrated solid waste management plans. jg p1

Descriptors :   *SURVEYS, *PACKAGING, *WASTE DISPOSAL, *SOLID WASTES, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), MODELS, STATE OF THE ART, FACILITIES, POLYSTYRENE, FILMS, SHARING, INSTALLATION, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, WASTE MANAGEMENT, ARMY, PLASTICS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, STREAMS, FOAM, PACKING MATERIALS, CARDBOARD BOXES.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Polymer Chemistry
      Containers and Packaging
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE