Cover: Development and Use of a Fixed Charge Programming Model for Regional Solid Waste Planning

Development and Use of a Fixed Charge Programming Model for Regional Solid Waste Planning

Published 1974

by Warren Walker, M. Aquilina, D. Schur


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The problem of deciding on the number, type, size, and location of the solid waste disposal facilities to operate in a region, and allocating the region's wastes to these facilities is formulated as a fixed charge problem. A system for solving this problem, developed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is described. The system includes a heuristic algorithm for the fixed charge problem. A description is given of a hypothetical application of the system in the Seattle-King County region of the State of Washington.

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