Authors:Ander Pijoan Lamas, Iraia Oribe García, Cruz Enrique Borges Hernández, Cristina Martín Andonegui, Ainhoa Alonso Vicario
The fuel consumption is one of the most important environmental (Larsen et al, 2009) and economic (Di Maria and Micale, 2013) problem associated with the waste collection. It is know that collection systems which are closer to citizens, have the capability to collect more recyclable wastes but usually consume more resources (Iriarte et al., 2009). However, the waste collection is seldom covered in the literature and when it is, models are based on direct measurements hindering the possibility to forecast any impact. In this paper we propose a methodology able to forecast the environmental impact of new waste collection systems.