Simulation-Based Optimization for Planning of Effective Waste Reduction, Diversion, and Recycling Programs

The objective of this study is to develop a framework for the simulation and optimization of solid waste management (SWM) infrastructure in the State of Florida. The proposed framework seeks to assist all interested stakeholders, including but not limited to regulators, policymakers, public utilities, planners, and private firms, on a statewide basis, in achieving the State of Florida’s 75% recycling goal for the year 2020. At present, the State of Florida’s recycling rate is approximately 30%, as per the objectives of the landmark SWM Act of 1988, which set the State of Florida’s first recycling goal at 30%.


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