Measurement and Modeling of Pandemic Effects on Door-to-Door Bottle Recycling

SkipTheDepot is a door-to-door bottle collection service based in Calgary which allows users in Calgary and Edmonton areas to request bottle recycling pickups, and the COVID 19 pandemic has caused demand for these services to increase. In order to meet rising demand, it is important to develop a clear understanding of how the service is used currently, how the service may be used in the future, and how usage affects the overall performance of the collection system. The proposed research project will develop a simulation model of SkipTheDepot’s door-to-door bottle collection, based on historical pickup data. This simulation will be used to test the service at different levels of demand and identify specific areas where efficiency or performance may be improved.

Faculty Supervisor:

Carey Williamson;Lina Kattan


Rachel Mclean




Computer science


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of Calgary



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