The Deep Dive: A Dumpster Assessment at NCAT

Faculty Mentor

Vicki Foust, Ph.D.


Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Architectural Engineering

Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2018


Architectural Engineering


The goal of this was to analyze and assess the NCAT campus dumpsters and provide recommendations for reducing cost of dumpsters, adjusting the quantity of dumpsters, placement of recycling dumpsters, and adjusting pick up schedule of dumpsters. Students were split into teams and assigned to different quadrants. Teams assessed the fullness of the dumpsters in their quadrants twice a week for two months and recorded results in a google form. In the duration of this we observed some inconsistency/issues for each quadrant. However, we were able to create alternative solutions that will help resolve current campus dumpster issues.

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