A mathematical model for municipal solid waste management – A case study in Hong Kong

Ka Man Lee, C. L. Yeung, Z. R. Xiong, Sai Ho Chung

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Hong Kong which has a relative high daily per capita domestic waste generation rate in Asia has not yet established a comprehensive waste management system. This paper conducts a review of waste management approaches and models. Researchers highlight that mathematical models provide useful information for decision-makers to select appropriate choices and save cost. It is suggested to consider municipal solid waste management in a holistic view and improve the utilization of waste management infrastructures. A mathematical model which adopts integer linear programming and mixed integer programming has been developed for Hong Kong municipal solid waste management. A sensitivity analysis was carried out to simulate different scenarios which provide decision-makers important information for establishing Hong Kong waste management system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-441
Number of pages12
JournalWaste Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Environmental protection
  • Hong Kong
  • Mathematical model
  • Municipal solid waste management
  • Solid waste management framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal


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