Designing a proper solid waste collection system and management for Deir Al-Ghusun Town

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Badran, Deema
Taslaq, Lubna
Obaid, Reem
Othman, Sahar
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Abstract Deir Al-Ghusun is a town of 10,000 inhabitants located in the northern part of the West Bank in the Tulkarm government. The town is located about 8 kilometers north of Tulkarm, and the town receives its services from Deir Al-Ghusun municipality. It also receives some of its services from the joint Services council of Tulkarm such as solid waste collection and disposal. The current solid waste management system at Deir Al-Ghusun has limited performance; it has not been properly designed, it started in 2005 and gradually developed over years based on trial and error practices, so the system still suffers from some problems and weaknesses. We have tried through our project to address some of these problems and offer a proposal to solve some of these problems , By focusing on sustainability as it considered a main issue that affects directly people ,community and environment . Through this project, we have redesigned the solid waste management system at Deir Al-Ghusun to make it more sustainable with higher performance by using GIS we have determined the ideal locations of the containers then found the optimal routes to distribute the containers under certain criteria. We have followed some steps in improving our project, firstly conducting sufficient relevant literature reviews, Secondly assessing the current situation of the solid waste system at Deir Al-Ghusun this requires collection of real technical , geographical and demographical data which can be collected through field measurements ,observations and questionnaires, thirdly analyzing data and information (quantitative and qualitative analysis ). Fourthly , we have designed a sustainable and comprehensive solid waste collection system, Fifthly, we have submitted a proposal plan of a Tariff system to Deir Al-Ghusun Municipality to clarify the proposed values of the services that covers the costs of solid waste management. Finally, we have submitted the final report to summarize and document final designs and solutions that are representing the proposed development of the solid waste system and the output of this project including designs and suggestions by reducing the number of containers and redistributing them correctly to serve the entire town and reduce costs by choosing appropriate routes base on proper equations and by using GIS to determined accurate routes and we are sharing them with the municipality of the town.