The Evaluation of Municipal Landfill Sites in North of Iran through Comparing BC Guideline and Iran Legislation


Selection of landfill site is a complex process which demands many diverse criteria. The significance of the present study lies in the fact that it tends to evaluate the suitability of the existing municipal landfill sites in the west area of Mazandaran province, located in north of Iran, and the south coast of Caspian Sea. In order to carry out this evaluation, 3 guidelines are used. After reviewing all the specified criteria in each of the guidelines, the authenticity of each deposit site of the study area and the entire area also was examined; and eventually the appropriate areas were identified. As a result, 62.38 percent of the study area according to the guideline of British Columbia, 25 percent according to the Iran department of environment, and the 48.5 percent according to the management and planning organization of Iran are suitable for landfill siting.

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M. Yazdani, M. Monavari, G. Omrani, M. Shariat and M. Hosseini, "The Evaluation of Municipal Landfill Sites in North of Iran through Comparing BC Guideline and Iran Legislation," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2013, pp. 811-817. doi: 10.4236/jep.2013.48095.

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