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Journal of Waste Management
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 381736, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/381736
Research Article

Advanced Design of Separated Household Waste Collection Systems on the Base of GIS Modelling

Environmental Management and Logistics Department, Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Limited Company for Applied Research, 3519, Iglói Street 2, Miskolc, Hungary

Received 23 May 2014; Accepted 27 August 2014; Published 11 September 2014

Academic Editor: Brajesh Dubey

Copyright © 2014 Richard Ladanyi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The Hungarian waste management sector is under transformation now. The new (2012/CLXXXV) Law on the Waste applies requirements on the players of the waste market that will result in the reorganization of the whole waste management industrial sector. The aim of the system transformation is enhancing the proportion of separately treated waste in accordance with the EU directives. Emerging waste quantities to be separately treated means challenge for the existing logistic capacities (e.g., collector vehicles); thus evaluation of their actual efficiency and utilization seems to be useful in the course of the transformation. With this object in view, a new separated waste collection system planning approach and a software module were developed on the base of a geographic information system (GIS) platform. The software module was designed to help choose and localize the appropriate collection methods and define the logistically effective collector vehicle routes according to the settlement structures of urban environments.