A mathematical model for the municipal solid waste location-routing problem with intermediate transfer stations
Keywords:Location-routing problem, Municipal solid waste, Hazardous waste, Routing, Facility location
AbstractMunicipal solid waste management is one of the challenging issues in mega cities due to various interrelated factors such as operational costs and environmental concerns. Cost as one of the most significant constraints of municipal solid waste management can be effectively economized by efficient planning approaches. Considering diverse waste types in an integrated municipal solid waste system, a mathematical model of the location-routing problem is formulated and solved in this study in order to minimize the total cost of transportation and facility establishment.
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