A multi-objective model for the residential waste collection location-routing problem with time windows

Document Type : Research Paper


1 School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, KHATAM University, Tehran, Iran


This paper presents a novel multi-objective location arc-routing model in order to locate disposal facilities and to design optimal routes of residential waste taking into consideration many complicated real constraints such as a heterogeneous fleet of vehicles, time windows for customers, disposal facilities and the depot, capacities for vehicles and facilities. The first objective is the minimization of transportation costs, including service costs and fuel costs of vehicles. The second one minimizes total number of utilized vehicles. And finally, the third objective function is considered for minimizing total number of established disposal centers. Moreover, to come closer to reality the service time, amount of demands, capacities and cost parameters are considered as fuzzy ones. To solve the proposed model, a credibility-based fuzzy mathematical model and its interactive solution method with three recent approaches, are used and the results are compared with each other.


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Volume 12, Issue 4 - Serial Number 4
November 2019
Pages 227-241
  • Receive Date: 20 April 2018
  • Revise Date: 12 February 2020
  • Accept Date: 12 February 2020
  • First Publish Date: 18 July 2020