Open dumping is the most common method of solid waste disposal in many developing countries including urban areas. Appropriate landfill site selection is important to minimize negative impacts associated with open dump sites. Landfill siting is an extremely difficult task to accomplish due to strong public opposition and regulations. Developing countries do not have a systematic process for landfill site selection and hence unsuccessful landfill sitting leading to environmental degradation is typically the result especially in the developing world. Selection criteria include engineering, environmental and economic criteria. Geographical Information System(GIS) is a framework for storage, maintenance, management and analysis of geographical data and it has beendesigned for working with data that has spatial and descriptive dependency.No site selection study focusingon waste disposal has been performed in Bareilly town of Uttar Pradesh, India , which is located at 250 Km East of Delhiand have a population of over 9.5 lakh people and total waste production ofapprox.129813Metric tons per year. This study hasbeen done using Guidelines for Selection of site on different factors in which criteria such as distance from residential areas,distance from roads, land use, distance from ground water, distance from faults, geology, distance from sensitiveecosystems, etc. were used and after data geo referencing, the weighting of the criteria and adjusting them with the geographical features of the area, data overlaid and finally three locations proposed for landfill were introduced in Bareilly town. Among the proposed areas, one was selected as the best location according to thehypotheses. The obtained results of this study may be helpful for policy makers of Bareilly town.Data were collected from Bareilly district, India
- Solid Waste, Landfill Site Selection,BMC, Analytic Hierarchy Process ,GIS.
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