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An Efficient approach for selective collection made by scavengers for transportation logistics of recyclable materials

Adelino Carlos Maccarini, Gilson Adamckzuk Oliveira, Naiá Mendes Maccarini, João Bosco Ladislau de Andrade


The advance of technology, associated to the increase in the production of recyclable waste due to the increase of consumption and population, has been led to a search for alternatives of management and minimization of this waste. A part of this recyclable material is collected by scavengers, who do it to guarantee their livelihood. Many of them face logistical difficulties in transportation, mainly when they have to walk long distances and the streets have high slopes.

Therefore, to minimize these efforts, the purpose of this paper is to settle mobile warehouses to receive recyclable items, with trucks that receive in bulk all materials collected by the collectors, who will deliver them to someone who will be in the truck for weighing and subsequent payment to the collector. With the help of the Analysis of Variance – ANOVA, studies were made so that this receipt is a quick operation, with the historical record of each sampling in a spreadsheet and value calculations based on this description, thus minimizing errors in weighing in bulk and improving, in every collection, the system reliability.


selective collection; scavengers; waste material picks; collector; solid waste; garbage; ANOVA; statistical methods

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