Design and Planning of Waste Collection System

  • Ana Pires
  • Graça Martinho
  • Susana Rodrigues
  • Maria Isabel Gomes


The purpose of this chapter is to present the principal factors and objectives to consider when planning a collection system. The prediction and estimation of the amount of waste and the type of waste collection service that is intended to be provided, together with the help of geographic information systems (GIS) to locate containers and design routes, are tools to be used during the adequate design and planning of a waste collection system. Here a specific focus is on waste prediction models, due to its importance on planning, operating, and optimizing waste management system, as well as in the difficulty in predicting, directly, waste generation and its dependence on numerous factors, directly and indirectly, related with the consumption patterns, disposal habits, and urbanization.


Forecasting models Time series Waste generation estimations Trucks Containers GIS Routing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Pires
    • 1
  • Graça Martinho
    • 1
  • Susana Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Maria Isabel Gomes
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyUniversidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT NOVA)CaparicaPortugal

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