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A comprehensive solid waste management plan for San Xavier District, Tohono O'Odham Nation



Graduation date: 1991This study had two purposes: to determine solid waste\ud management needs of residents and organizations of the San\ud Xavier District Indian reservation near Tucson, Arizona;\ud and to develop a solid waste management plan to be\ud recommended to the San Xavier District Tribal Council.\ud A solid waste generation study compared the daily per\ud capita solid waste generated over one week by 25 Indian\ud households, 15 Adult non-Indian households and 15 Family-\ud Adult non-Indian households on the district. An analysis\ud of variance showed that the differences in daily per capita\ud solid waste generation among the three groups were not\ud statistically significant at the .05 level, and a t-test\ud showed that differences between the Indian residents and\ud the non-Indian residents considered as one group were not\ud statistically significant at the .05 level. The overall\ud daily per capita solid waste generated by all groups, 1.71\ud lbs/day, was less than half of the national average of 3.5\ud lbs/day. The Adult non-Indian households had the highest\ud daily per capita solid waste generation (1.96 lbs), while\ud the Indian and the Family-Adult non-Indian households\ud generated a similar amount of solid waste daily per person\ud (1.67 and 1.64 lbs respectively).\ud Four alternative solid waste management proposals were\ud developed: (1) a tribal-operated solid waste management and\ud disposal service serving all residents and most organizations\ud on the San Xavier district and trucking solid wastes\ud off the reservation; (2) the same as Alternative One except\ud that disposal would be in an 8.24 acre landfill to be\ud constructed by the tribe on the district; (3) contracting\ud waste pickup and disposal to an outside waste management\ud company; and (4) the same as Alternative One except that\ud commercial organizations on the district would not be\ud served.\ud Evaluation of the four proposals showed that\ud Alternative One best fulfilled the objectives of the san\ud Xavier District Tribal Council, and that alternative was\ud chosen for recommendation to the San Xavier District Tribal\ud Council. It was also recommended that a recycling proposal\ud by U.S. Recycling Industries be accepted

Year: 1990
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