Figure 1-5. Loading a roll-off container onto a tilt-frame truck
c. Frequency. Army regulations prescribe that the frequency of collection
should be kept to a minimum consistent with maintaining sanitary conditions and
performing the service at a minimum cost. The following frequencies should not be
(1) Garbage -- daily for dining halls and subsistence facilities; twice weekly
for family quarters.
(2) Rubbish, ashes, and debris -- twice weekly.
d. Pickup Stations. Pickup stations are established based upon volume and
types of refuse and recycling generated. They should be accessible to collection trucks
and not more than 300 feet from the source of refuse material. If truck travel to the
pickup station is not practicable, pickup stations should be located where minimum foot
travel is required of collection crews.
(1) Dining halls, exchanges, clubs and similar facilities. A separate pickup
station for each facility where food is handled, stored or dispensed.
(2) Temporary barracks. One pickup station is for every eight or ten
temporary barracks when multiple container equipment is used. Two or more stations
are for smaller containers or where distances between buildings are excessive.
(3) Separate family quarters. This is an individual pickup station where a 32-
gallon can accommodate more than one set of quarters.