—With regard to increasing the population growth
and increasing the volume and variety of urban wastes, sanitary
landfill procedure is one of the most common excretion ways in
different countries. There is several ways for locating the waste
landfill sites. In this research it has been tried to select suitable
site for waste landfill of tourist city of Sarein which is placed in
north-western of Ardabil province in Iran country by using the
GIS software package and integrating the Saw and AHP
methods. For this purpose, in the first step Sarein's urban waste
landfill site was selected based on Iran's Department of
Environment's criteria with applying the GIS software and
After overlaying of mentioned-criteria maps, four sites was
selected that had maximum score by evaluating of properties of
identified sites, one of sites was identified as the first priority by
using the SAW method.
—Sanitary landfill, multi-criteria analysis
method, GIS software, Arbabil, Iran.
Seiied Taghi Seiied Safavian is with the Young Researchers and Elite
Club, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran (e-mail:
Ebrahim Fataei is with the Environmental Engineering Department,
Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardebil, Iran (e-mail:
Taghi Ebadi is with the Faculty of Environmental Engineering,
Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (e-mail:
Ali Mohamadian is with Technical College, University Dusseldorf,
Düsseldorf, Germany (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Seiied Taghi Seiied Safavian, Ebrahim Fataei, Taghi Ebadi, and Ali Mohamadian, "Site Selection of Sarein's Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Using the GIS Technique and SAW Method," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 934-937, 2015.