Solid waste refers to trash, green waste, or recycled waste, and is collected City-wide from residential or commercial users. Solid waste is collected by municipalities, based on available trucks and drivers. Over time, and due to uneven and unexpected growth patterns throughout the City, the collection routes become more uneven causing issues in the pre-set regular pickup schedules.
Akel Engineering Group has successfully assisted municipalities in reviewing their existing solid waste collection schedules and practices, and provided a system-wide balanced approach to collecting each solid waste commodity.
It is important to plan ahead for imminent, as well as short-term growth, and develop a plan that triggers modifying routes to maintain the truck collection balanced.