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Re: [GreenYes] tracking recyclable collection
Interesting idea!!

Let me know what you find out!!!


At 11:25 AM 4/9/02 -0400, Steen, Terri - Contractor wrote:
>Hello, folks,
>We are looking into ways to track recycling collection on a box-by box (or
>building-by-building) level.  The concept is a barcode system with a
>handheld scanner that the recycling collection crew can carry to record the
>amount of material they collect from each of our 200 or so office buildings.
>The system would record number of bags or boxes, rather than weight.  It
>would also let us know if and when the collection crew was physically in a
>building - we sometimes have differing opinions on that....
>We keep track now with a paper system, but we can't guarantee its accuracy.
>The crew writes down what they collect from each building each day, but
>there is no way we can verify their information without following them
>around all day!
>Does anyone know of an off-the-shelf system that can be used for this
>purpose, or have one in place they have invented or modified?  We have
>received proposals ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 - so we need to clarify
>our specifications.  Most barcode systems are designed to track inventory
>that moves past a fixed point, rather than the other way around.
>I appreciate any advice you can offer on this one.
>Fort Belvoir
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Michele Raymond
Recycling Laws International/ State Recycling Laws Update
5111 Berwyn Rd. Ste 115 College Park, MD 20740)
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