The transport part of the project deals with
two issues: (1) Equipment for the garbage truck to ease the
loading / unloading procedures for the workers, and (2) route
adaptations to make the collection process more cost effective
as well as to include the new treatment plant in the circuit.
The analysis of the collection system was performed in
many ways. Routes has been plotted on maps and timed. We also
spent some interesting days as garbage men in Almolonga, both
working with the boys on the back and chatting with the driver
as we went along.
All the garbage is loaded and unloaded manually. These processes
are unreasonably time consuming and involve heavy labour for
The collection system is as well very time consuming for
the people in the village, as they are required to wait for
the truck to pass twice a week.
We have developed several sketch models on possible
changes to the truck. Important factors are to lower the maximum
height required to load the containers, and to make a platform
where containers can be left while waiting to be loaded.
We are currently detailing the solution shown to the left.
Production will most likely start ultimo november. Click the
pictures for higher resolution.