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3.1.7.3  Collection crew. Truck drivers and loaders are to be well-
trained, competent personnel who are assigned regularly to refuse collection.
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Driver. The truck driver is the foreman of the loaders working on
the truck. Duties include assisting the loaders in loading heavy or
bulky materials, maintaining proper records, performing vehicle
safety and maintenance checks, and general supervision of the
loaders. Drivers are to obey all traffic laws. Drivers shall be
trained and tested for each vehicle they are to operate.
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Loaders. Loaders, as well as drivers, must be familiar with
requirements for segregation of materials. Loaders are required to:
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empty all solid waste from containers
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immediately clean up all spilled garbage
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protect private and public property
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make no undue noise
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serve as ground guides when backing the truck.
3.1.7.4  Supervision. The supervisor is in charge of refuse collection
and disposal activities, and the efficiency and economy of the collection
system depends on him. He supervises the collection crew; ascertains all
conditions and changes that affect quantities, types, or distribution of
materials collected; and effects changes in the collection system accordingly.
Where more than one type of collection vehicle is used, the supervisor assigns
trucks to pickup stations and routes for best utilization of each type of
truck.
3.1.7.5  Crew collection methods. The more common collection methods
appropriate for family housing areas include:
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Assigned crew. The crew is assigned to a collection vehicle for the
entire working day. Assigned crew collection is efficient when the
travel time to the disposal site is short.
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Shuttle system. While their driver is traveling to and from the
disposal site, the crew is shuttled to help another crew. This
method is more efficient when the travel time to the disposal site
is long, but requires a dispatcher to coordinate the crews.
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Reservoir system. All crews work a large (usually centralized) area
after they have completed their assigned routes. No crew is
dismissed until the entire reservoir area has been collected.
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Curbside collection. The collection is made from containers placed
at the curbside rather than at the doorstep in housing areas.
Doorstep collection is not an encouraged method.
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One side of street. Generally, the collection is made on one side
of street when the streets are wide, heavily traveled, or have a
median divider. Also, if mechanically handled collection is used,
one-side- of-street collection may be required.
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