Optimization Model for Collection and Transportation of Municipal Solid Waste in Jaipur City


  • Vishwas Joshi Department of Mathematics, JECRC University, Jaipur-303905, India
  • Abhishek Sharma Department of Physics, JECRC University, Jaipu-303905, India
  • Devendra Kumar Department of Mathematics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302004, India


Cross-docking, Environmental modeling, Solid waste management, Route optimization, Vehicle routing problem


We are living in an era when economic growth rapidly increases the amount of solid waste. The process of solid waste collection involves door to door collection of solid waste and transporting it to a depot; after a segregation process at the depot, it will be transferred to the landfill. Due to a shortage of disposable land to fix the solid waste, most of the Indian cities have landfills outside the city within a 15-50 km radius. The facilities given by the government are not up to the mark so they have private partners to handle the situation. The road map of the collection route is not fixed and the traffic intensity and insufficient resources also play a vital role in handling this situation. In this paper, an optimization model is proposed for collection and disposal of the solid waste. With the help of ArcGIS, we gather the information of all major collection sites in all zones and the best possible routes with low intensity traffic. Our aim is to handle the situation using a vehicle routing problem. We are taking Jaipur (India) as a case study to implement our mathematical model.


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How to Cite

Joshi, V. ., Sharma, A. ., & Kumar, D. . (2021). Optimization Model for Collection and Transportation of Municipal Solid Waste in Jaipur City. Science & Technology Asia, 26(4), 134–142. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SciTechAsia/article/view/245888



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