Fairfax County, Virginia, is using ARC/INFO and RouteSmart (Bound Distinct, Ltd.) to optimize the collection of refuse from over 38,000 homes. By computing collection routes on a GIS the County expects to save up to $280,000 in refuse and yard waste collection. This savings will come by reducing the existing number of routes. The data requirements for such a detailed network application will be covered, as well as the changes to the business process resulting from incorporating GIS technology.
The County is also responsible for collecting 62,000 special pickups/year. The County is attempting to use ArcView Network Analyst to optimize these collections. This application will also be covered.
Brendan James Ford
Fairfax County Government
12000 Government Center Pky.