Re: [GRRN] Is there an average time per stop for curbside recycling
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 13:04:54 EDT

Paul: There is no useful "average" time per stop in curbside recycling
collection because there are too many variables, including:
-- number of separations
-- types of household containers used and their size(s)
-- height of truck bins
-- use of mechanical dumping and compacting mechanisms
-- use of low-entry, right-side cabs
-- age of worker
-- amount of material at each stop (many programs are now promoting that only
full bins should be set out. This slows down the collection time per stop
but greatly reduces the number of stops and thus improves collection

So watch out of someone offers you an "average."

Jerry Powell
Resource Recycling