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Resource recovery and waste minimization.
To reclaim and conserve
natural resources.
Safety.  To store and collect the waste in as safe a manner as
Efficiency.  To achieve all these objectives with the highest
productivity and least cost.
Collection and Hauling Options  Collected solid waste is typically hauled from the point of
collection to a disposal site in the collection vehicle.  This procedure is
called "direct haul."  Solid waste may be collected by either military personnel or
contractors.  There may also be a combination of approaches, depending on
conditions at a specific installation.  A common arrangement includes
contracted collection in the family housing areas, and collection by military
personnel from the commercial and industrial sources.  However, collection and
hauling from all areas of an installation can be accomplished by military
personnel, or all solid waste collection can be contracted.  Solid waste collection (and in fact all aspects of solid
waste management) are subject to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-
required Commercial Activities (CA) reviews.  Through these reviews the
feasibility of providing solid waste services through contractors is assessed.
If there is a cost advantage to contracted services, preference is given to
that approach.  Most installations have a Commercial Activities Coordinator
who can answer questions about these reviews.
Collection Management  Productivity.  Productivity is the ratio of output (results
of activity) to input (resources consumed by the activity).  The productivity
of solid waste collection can be expressed in many ways, including cost per
ton, cost per cubic yard, or work hours per ton/cubic yard.
Management responsibility.  It is management's responsibility to
design a solid waste collection system that is efficient and
Higher productivity.  Increased productivity is not always achieved
simply by the laborers working harder.  Instead, in general,
productivity can be increased through improved storage and collection
methods such as better routing, more efficient storage devices,
collecting one side instead of two sides of a street at a time,
curbside collection, reduction in crew size, and mechanical systems.  Employee Safety.  The collection and transfer system shall
be operated so as to protect the health and safety of all personnel.


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