National Averages for Refuse and Recycling Stops in day

By Terry Davenport posted 11-19-2015 11:31 AM

I am trying to research what the national averages for a semi-automated side load, solid waste collection truck should encounter in a day. I have done some research on the internet and have not found the national averages or guidelines utilized to determine this in a Municipal situtation. I would be intersted in hearing what others have found or where to locate these statistics.
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01-12-2016 06:14 PM

Terry—Residential curbside stops or lifts per day can vary all over the board depending on the length of the day, topography and density. A good starting point for an 8-hour day in a densely populated urban area is 700 to 800 lifts/day. If you have narrow, winding roads and steep hills it could go down to 400 to 500 lifts/day. If you have new developments that stack houses almost on tope ozone another, you could go as high as 900 lifts/ day.
SWANA produced a report "SWANA_Collection_Benchmarking_FY08_Report_-_11-10-08" that has details of a study for curbside collection. If i recall, it was a narrow study with only had 4 data points.