A novel methodology for designing a household waste collection system for insular zones

Pablo A. Miranda, Carola A. Blazquez, Rodrigo Vergara, Sebastian Weitzler

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Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of designing a household waste collection system for rural insular areas using a barge for transportation, based on a novel mixed integer programming model that simultaneously integrates decisions of waste collection sites selection within the islands to be served, visit schedule for each selected collection site, and multi-period vehicle routing. An application to a real-world instance consisting of small rural islands located in the south of Chile shows the effectiveness and complexity of the model, along with the advantages of using a waste compactor instead of transporting the waste using bins onboard a barge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-247
Number of pages21
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume77
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015

Keywords

  • Insular rural household waste
  • Periodic vehicle routing problem
  • Waste Collection System Design
  • Waste collection site selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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