Accession Number:

ADA045421

Title:

Cost of Recycling Waste Material from Family Housing.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to determine the cost of recycling waste from a selected family housing area at Fort Bragg through source separation in order to evaluate the feasibility of solid waste recovery and recycling at a military installation. This report presents 1 analysis of the waste volume and composition from the Normandy Heights area at Fort Bragg, 2 data showing the current cost of refuse collection and disposal in the Normandy Heights area, 3 a market analysis for recyclable material in the Fort Bragg area, and 4 a design for the recyclable material recovery strategy that was tested and the costs associated with this strategy, 5 participation rates of Normandy Heights residents, 6 waste reduction rates, and 7 collection labor data. It was found that recycling by source separation could be cost-effective, could reduce the amount of refuse to be landfilled, and could decrease the number of weekly collections. It was established that military family housing refuse is comparable to that of the civilian sector and that military personnel are willing to participate in a source separation recycling program. The research indicated that experienced personnel should collect recyclables. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE