While much of solid waste management calculates costs based upon the mass of material, much of waste control is based upon volume. Waste collection and land disposal are functions of volume. In the case of collection, only when bulk density (see Chapter 2) is increased might a hauler have to worry about exceeding load limits imposed by transportation authorities on road vehicles. Similarly, in waste processing, extreme variations in size are one component of the inherent complexity of solid waste; in many cases, reducing maximum particle size is important to adequate reliability of processing systems.
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