Accession Number:

ADA045468

Title:

Mechanization of Housing Solid Waste Collection.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 75-Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Increased cost of solid waste handling and disposal at Navy Shore Facilities has set a high priority on development of new methods and equipment that can reduce expenditures. One technique often used to cut costs is to automate labor-intensive tasks. Development of a mechanized, residential housing collection attachment would eliminate the need for manual loaders. Retrofitting the attachment to existing Navy industrial collection vehicles would eliminate the need for specialized residential collection vehicles. A refuse attachment was conceived, and a small working model was constructed for study. A full-scale attachment was designed, fabricated, and assembled, and engineering drawings were prepared. A used industrial refuse tank was modified as necessary for installing the attachment, and the complete system was laboratory-tested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE