The selection of an appropriate waste management system for the city of Zabrze using multi-criteria analysis

Agnieszka Generowicz,

Krzysztof Gaska


Finding solutions for regional waste management systems is task that requires difficult decisions. This paper presents and evaluates alternative solutions to this problem using the example of solution of this system by an example of the waste management in Zabrze. These strategies were assessed using measurable economic, environmental and social criteria. Subsequently, by using multi-criteria analysis for evaluating various aspects, the most favorable variant in terms of compromise was selected. This solution concerns the expansion of the existing waste sorting plant in the city through the addition of elements of mechanical-biological waste treatment. This option does not provide for the construction of installations for waste incineration.

Słowa kluczowe: waste management system, multi-criteria analysis, evaluation criteria, municipal waste