Collection and recycle bin location-allocation problem in solid waste management: A review

Document Type : Review Paper


1 M. Tech Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala P.O.: Former Tripura Engineering College Barjala, Jirania 799046, Tripura (W), India

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala P.O.: Former Tripura Engineering College Barjala, Jirania 799046, Tripura (W, India

3 Registrar (I/C), National Institute of Technology, Agartala P.O.: Former Tripura Engineering College Barjala, Jirania 799046, Tripura (W), India



This comprehensive work explores the research performed in
optimization of the collection bin and in recycle bin location-allocation issues in solid
waste management. Although the collection phase of solid waste management accounts
for a significant proportion of the municipal budget, it has attracted only limited
attention of the researchers. Optimization of the collection bin and recycle bin location-
allocation problems in solid waste management can be advantageous with respect to bin
access to every individual person of municipality, reduction in the numbers of open
dumping yards, considerable profit if the recycled products are properly processed, and
as an effort toward sustainable and green world. Hence, the topic of interest should be
pursued, especially in developing countries, to enable development of a cost-efficient and sustainable solid waste management system.


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