A cost-effectiveness study and analysis of municipal refuse disposal systems
AuthorPopovich, Michael Lee, 1944-
KeywordsRefuse and refuse disposal -- Cost effectiveness.
Refuse and refuse disposal -- Arizona -- Tucson.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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Degree ProgramSystems and Industrial Engineering
Degree GrantorUniversity of Arizona
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A COST-EFFECTIVENESS STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF MUNICIPAL REFUSE DISPOSAL SYSTEMSPopovich, Michael Lee; Department of Hydrology & Water Resources, The University of Arizona (Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1973-06)The comparison of alternative systems of disposing efficiently and effectively of four to five pounds of solid waste per person per day in the United States urban communities is undertaken by using Kazanowski's standardized cost -effectiveness methodology. The economic criteria for studying this problem are often limited to cost or marketable measures; in contrast, use of a cost -effectiveness approach allows the inclusion of non- quantifiable measures of effectiveness such as public acceptance, politics, health risks, environmental considerations, and soil benefits. Data from a case study in Tucson, Arizona, is used to illustrate the problem.
Structure and dynamics of household refuse: Archaeological approaches to characterization and estimation.Wilson, Douglas Calvin. (The University of Arizona., 1991)The recovery and analysis of data from secondary refuse contexts is a crucial aspect of many archaeological investigations. Treatment of secondary refuse as a distinct analytical context is especially useful for the examination of socioeconomic and demographic variability in prehistoric and modem societies. This dissertation reviews ethnoarchaeological research on refuse disposal in non-industrialized societies, modern industrialized societies, and historic contexts. Based on this review, a framework is suggested for the analysis of secondary refuse at archaeological sites. Results of an ethnoarchaeological study of modern household refuse are presented. The study uses data collected by the University of Arizona's Garbage Project from Tucson, Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Marin County, California. The depositional structure of modern household refuse is examined. Special focus is given to identifying and analyzing the relationships between refuse variability and socioeconomic and demographic variability. Furthermore, the effects of short-term, external economic changes on the patterning associated with ethnicity in Tucson are identified and examined. The implications of the study for historical and prehistoric archaeology are discussed.