Solid Waste Engineering

3rd Edition
Worrell + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305635203



Solid Waste Engineering

3rd Edition
Worrell + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781305635203
Chapter 3, Problem 3.18P
Textbook Problem

A community of 25,000 people wants to initiate public garbage collection. If the collection is to be once a week, what size truck would the community need? (Note: Available truck sizes are 10, 14, 16, and 20 cubic yards.)

To determine

The size of the truck that the community needs.

Explanation of Solution


The total population in the community is 25,000 .

The collection is done once a week.

The available truck sizes are 10 , 14 , 16, and 20 cubic yards.


Assume, the waste generation per person is 2kg/day .

The density of the waste is 150kg/m3 .

Write the equation to calculate the volume of the waste.

V=Wd ...... (I)

Here, the volume of the waste is V , the total weight of waste generated in one week is W, and the density of the waste is d .

Calculate the total weight of the waste generated in one week.


Calculate the volume of the waste

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