Route optimization for solid waste collection: Trabzon (turkey) case study

Apaydın Ö., Gönüllü M. T.

GLOBAL NEST JOURNAL, vol.9, no.1, pp.6-11, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-11
  • Keywords: GIS, Trabzon City, route optimization, solid waste, collection/hauling
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In a municipal solid waste management system, decreasing collection/hauling costs, which consist of 85% of total disposal expenditure, can be carried out by a route optimization. Thus, a huge amount of economical benefits is getting furnished. If route optimization is performed in solid waste collection/hauling process, due to reductions in "empty miles" negativity, total expenditures will be decreased.