Landfill Site Selection: a Basis Toward Achieving Sustainable Waste Management
Azadeh Jamshidi1, Elmira Kazemi Jahandizi1, Minoo Moshtaghie2, Seyed Masoud Monavari3, Sanaz Tajziehchi3, Alireza Hashemi4, Mojgan Jamshidi1, Leili Allahgholi1
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1Department of Environment and Energy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2Young Researchers and Elite Club, Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
3Department of Environment, Faculty Environment and Energy, Science and Research Branch,
Islamic Azad University, Iran
4Head of Tarlan Ornithological Group
Submission date: 2014-06-07
Final revision date: 2014-07-26
Acceptance date: 2014-08-03
Publication date: 2015-05-20
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2015;24(3):1021–1029
The improper collection and disposal of waste can cause serious problems in the near future. Unfortunately, in developing countries this issue has not been adequately addressed. The upward trend of waste production, on one hand, and lack of strategies to manage such materials, on the other hand, have been seen in many areas – especially metropolitan cities with serious problems – have led to a lot of environmental damage. Moreover, there are also some waste disposal drawbacks in cities. This study is a GIS approach aimed to perform a systematic landfill site selection study by introducing a decision support system for sustainable household waste management using a value-focused multi-criteria method. For this purpose, Sarab County was selected as a case study. The research shows how effective the multi-criteria method is in handling wide ranges of criteria involved in site selection studies.