International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis

Submit a Manuscript

Publishing with us to make your research visible to the widest possible audience.

Propose a Special Issue

Building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas.

Report |

Selecting an Appropriate Location for Solid Waste Disposal in Tepi Town Using GIS and MCE Assessments, Tepi, Yeki, Southern Nation, Ethiopia

Disposing Solid waste material is a difficult task in which the selection of the site is regulated with different factors as well as regulations. If it is not properly selected by considering the factors critically it may cause different environmental and social problems. Now, tepi town is using a site which is not selected by using scientific. A site which is not selected by using scientific study is not well accepted by social and regulations. Therefore the main objective of this study was to select the suitable site for waste disposals by using GIS and Multi criteria evaluations. During the selection of this site the factors such as Boundary map, land use land cover, river, existing solid waste disposals, river; road network, slope map and others are taken as considerations. All maps of these factors are reclassified and evaluated by using geographic information system by preparation of their suitability map. The relative weight of factors was determined by using Analytical hierarchy methods and factors were developed by using geographic information system software. Finally the prepared solid waste disposal site selection was grouped into highly suitable, moderate suitable, low suitable and unsuitable. Generally the distance greater than 1500m from the main road is classified as unsuitable since it would not be economically feasible to transport solid waste and less than 1000m affects the odor of the waste. Based on these factor two suitable sites are located in east & south of the town. The reclassified factor cover 24.9ha or 20% not suitable, 62.6 ha or 51.9% covers low suitable, 28.6 ha or 23.7% covers suitable, 2.8 ha or 2.3% covers moderate suitable and 1.7 ha or 1.4% covers highly suitable.

Waste Site, Factors, Multi Criteria Evaluation, Weight Over Lay Analysis, Analytical

APA Style

Assefa, B. (2024). Selecting an Appropriate Location for Solid Waste Disposal in Tepi Town Using GIS and MCE Assessments, Tepi, Yeki, Southern Nation, Ethiopia. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, 12(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijema.20241201.11

ACS Style

Assefa, B. Selecting an Appropriate Location for Solid Waste Disposal in Tepi Town Using GIS and MCE Assessments, Tepi, Yeki, Southern Nation, Ethiopia. Int. J. Environ. Monit. Anal. 2024, 12(1), 1-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20241201.11

AMA Style

Assefa B. Selecting an Appropriate Location for Solid Waste Disposal in Tepi Town Using GIS and MCE Assessments, Tepi, Yeki, Southern Nation, Ethiopia. Int J Environ Monit Anal. 2024;12(1):1-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20241201.11

Copyright © 2023 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

1. Mark, H. Brady, M. site selection requirements. Journals of Waste Management in DevelopingCountries.2016, 24(7), 20-23.
2. Jefferis, S. Old Landfills: Perception and Remediation of problem sites. Journals of Waste disposal by Landfill- Green. 2001, 23(1), 45-46.
3. Lethel, M, Boyer, G. Observations of Solid Waste landfills in Developing Countries. The World Bank.1999, 3(8), 2-4.
4. Obirih-Opareh, N., & Post, J. Quality assessment of public and private modes of solid waste collection in Accra, Ghana. Journals of Habitat International.2014, 21(4), 2-3.
5. Tchobanoglous G., Theisen H., and Eliasssen R. Solid Waste Engineering Principles and Management Issues McGrow-Hill Kogakush. Jounals of environmental protection.2012, 4(11), 123-124.
6. Duarte, P. O. & Roche, M. J. Procedures for utilizing GIS spatial analytical tools to locate a hospital in rural South Carolina. Journals of route identification. 2011, 11(9), 203-209.
7. Lant, C. & Sherrill, J. The role of NIMBY groups in sanitary landfill sitings in Illinois. Journals of Environmental Professional.2009, 3(10), 876-878.
8. Akbari, M. Rajabi, S. Chavoshi and R. Shams. Landfill Site Selection by Combining GIS and Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. World Applied Sciences.2009, 3(8), 234-236.
9. Lin, H. & Kao, J. Enhanced spatial model for landfill siting analysis. Journal of Environmental Engineering.2010, 6(7), 109-110.
10. Kao, J. & Lin, H. Multi-factor spatial analysis for landfill siting. Journal of Environmental Engineering.1996, 21(3), 111-114.
11. Mummolo, G. An analytic hierarchy process model for landfill site selection. Journal of Environmental Systems. 2019, 5(11), 89-91.
12. Morrison, P. & Abrahamse, A. Applying demographic analysis to store site selection. Population Research and Policy Review. 2016, 11(3), 67-71.
13. Martin, D. & Williams, H. Market-area analysis and accessibility to primary health-care centers. Journals of Environment and Planning.1992, 21(5), 456-459.
14. Cointreau, J. Environmental Management of Urban Solid waste in developing countries Washington DC. Journals of urbanization. 2019, 12(6), 78-80.
15. Kebrin, H. Newsletter, Potential of energy Generation from Urban Waste in Africa. Journals of protecting environmental pollution.2014, 13(8), 98-101.