Statistics of Cities Having a Population of Over 30,000; 1905[-1908] Volume N . 3

Statistics of Cities Having a Population of Over 30,000; 1905[-1908] Volume N . 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...reported in tons, thus affording reliable data for comparative purposes. Some few decreases and apparently excessive variations are noticeable between this table and the corresponding table in the report for 1905. A more complete record of quantities handled and the employment by the cities of a more uniform nomenclature largely explain these variations. The disposal of garbage by burning is gradually gaining in favor, 42 cities reporting all or a portion of the garbage as burned in 1907 as compared with 33 in 1905. The expense involved in the adaptation of this system to the city's needs retards its speedy adoption. For compiling the data on cost of collection the expense of collection and disposal used is that reported in Table 5 of the financial statistics. The average cost per ton is based on the total tons collected and the actual expense for the work, while in securing the average net cost the total expense is reduced by any receipts credited to the disposal of garbage. The methods of refuse collection and disposal in use in the several cities, as far as reported, were as follows: New York, JV. Y.--Separate receptacles were used for ashes, garbage and ashes, and rubbish. Garbage was treated at reduction works, burned or dumped at sea, and at inland dumps. Ashes and rubbish were dumped at sea, at Rikers Island, Staten Island, and Coney Island, and at various fills within 10 miles of the city limits. Reduction works were in operation at Barren Island, and incinerators at Jamaica, Flushing, Ravenswood, Far Rockaway, and West New Brighton. Chicago, Ill.--Garbage was kept separate from ashes and rubbish. Dead animals were collected by a private rendering plant. Garbage was delivered to a private reduction plant, and ashes and rubbish were hauled...show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495675
  • 9781236495679