Optimization on Refuse Collection Systems

by Anand V. Chiplunkar, Project Engr.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Indian Inst. of Tech., Bombay 400 076 India,
P. Khanna, Prof.; Env. Sci. & Engrg. Group Indian Inst. of Tech., Bombay 400 076 India,
S. L. Mehndiratta, Prof.; Computer Center Indian Inst. of Tech., Bombay 400 076 India,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 6, Pg. 1203-1210

Document Type: Journal Paper

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A solution to the vehicle routing problem for refuse collection in large cities is presented. The algorithm accommodates real world constraints and employs a combined heuristic and computer approach. The results of a case study in the Municipal Corporation of Greater Bombay brings out the efficacy of the algorithm in identifying the optimal refuse collection routes.

Subject Headings: Algorithms | Case studies | Vehicles | Computing in civil engineering | Routing (transportation) | Urban areas | Corporations | Local government

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