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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN URBAN AREAS: PROPERTIES OF CURBSIDE COLLECTION POINTS TO ADDRESS LOGISTICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS

Modig Johansson, Kajsa LU (2013) In Proceedings of the 25th annual NOFOMA conference
Abstract
Purpose: A well-functioning curbside system must consider several properties, such as the location of collection points, from a logistical standpoint to ensure efficient hauling and transportation. The collection point itself should also promote a good working Environment for the collection personnel. However, many older urban areas were not designed with modern logistical and environmental aspects in mind. This has resulted in increased CO2
emissions, congestion, higher collection costs, and occupational hazards. The aim of this study is to present additional insights into how to assess different properties of curbside collection points and their relative importance and how they should be prioritized.
Design/methodology/approach:... (More)
Purpose: A well-functioning curbside system must consider several properties, such as the location of collection points, from a logistical standpoint to ensure efficient hauling and transportation. The collection point itself should also promote a good working Environment for the collection personnel. However, many older urban areas were not designed with modern logistical and environmental aspects in mind. This has resulted in increased CO2
emissions, congestion, higher collection costs, and occupational hazards. The aim of this study is to present additional insights into how to assess different properties of curbside collection points and their relative importance and how they should be prioritized.
Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a survey and conjoint analysis of collection personnel in Lund, Sweden. The conjoint analysis uncovered the relative value between different properties of collection points, and the survey supplemented the findings by adding background information about the respondents.
Findings: The study proposes and prioritizes a list of properties of curbside collection Points that should be considered in order to improve the work environment and collection efficiency.
Research limitations/implications: A small sample size may limit the outcomes of this research; therefore, further studies are needed to strengthen the validity.
Practical implications: This study provides relevant information that can help urban planners design logistically and environmentally sound curbside collection points, both when new areas are being developed or when existing ones are being renovated or renewed.
Originality/value: The paper provides insights into the properties of curbside Collection points that are important from a work environmental point of view and how they relate to each other. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Purpose: A well-functioning curbside system must consider several properties, such as the location of collection points, from a logistical standpoint to ensure efficient hauling and transportation. The collection point itself should also promote a good working Environment for the collection personnel. However, many older urban areas were not designed with modern logistical and environmental aspects in mind. This has resulted in increased CO2<br/>emissions, congestion, higher collection costs, and occupational hazards. The aim of this study is to present additional insights into how to assess different properties of curbside collection points and their relative importance and how they should be prioritized.<br/>Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a survey and conjoint analysis of collection personnel in Lund, Sweden. The conjoint analysis uncovered the relative value between different properties of collection points, and the survey supplemented the findings by adding background information about the respondents.<br/>Findings: The study proposes and prioritizes a list of properties of curbside collection Points that should be considered in order to improve the work environment and collection efficiency.<br/>Research limitations/implications: A small sample size may limit the outcomes of this research; therefore, further studies are needed to strengthen the validity.<br/>Practical implications: This study provides relevant information that can help urban planners design logistically and environmentally sound curbside collection points, both when new areas are being developed or when existing ones are being renovated or renewed.<br/>Originality/value: The paper provides insights into the properties of curbside Collection points that are important from a work environmental point of view and how they relate to each other.},
  author       = {Modig Johansson, Kajsa},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 25th annual NOFOMA conference},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  pages        = {13},
  publisher    = {NOFOMA},
  title        = {SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN URBAN AREAS: PROPERTIES OF CURBSIDE COLLECTION POINTS TO ADDRESS LOGISTICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS},
  year         = {2013},
}