Mapping the Waste Management System of the City of Akron Using Geographic Information System (GIS)

Authors: MAJED ALHASANI*, The University of Akron
Topics: Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: GIS, waste management system
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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A waste management system is essential for every city that needs to effectively plan, manage, collect, and transfer waste daily to locations for treatment, disposal, or recycling. The City of Akron has a waste management system that deal with collection and transportation of waste to final process of disposal or treatment, and in the same time implement recycling plan of waste by the City of Akron Trash Collection and Recycling Division. Mapping and routing the waste management system of the City of Akron would help to understand and improve the waste system, and planning for better and more efficient management for collecting and transporting waste. Geographic Information System (GIS) is used for mapping Akron residential waste locations, which is divided according to collection days, and each day location is divided to different locations numbers. Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) Network analysis is the method used for analyzing and finding best routes of a fleet of trucks. A preliminary result of mapping the waste system in Akron are maps for routing a waste truck from start moving from Waste Management Akron Transfer Station to a specified area for collecting waste from residents, and back with the collected waste to the started location. This process is done for one waste truck because each truck has its own location in a specific day to collect waste from residents

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