Authors:Iraia Oribe García, Ander Pijoan Lamas, Cruz Enrique Borges Hernández, Ana María Macarulla Arenaza, Ainhoa Alonso Vicario
The proper design of the waste collection system within urban waste management is of great importance. In general, the collection system limits the amount of waste to be sent to different treatments. Additionally, waste collection is behind lots of the environmental burdens, mainly due to the resources needed to move the wastes. As a result, it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of where and why the environmental loads are produced. Therefore, this work analyses, from a technical point of view, different waste collection systems and quantifies the contribution to climate change based on life cycle assessment.