Document Type: Research Paper
Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Mechanical Engineering Sharif University of Technology Tehran Iran
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Management ,Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
The purpose of this study is to present a practical model of strategic waste management using two SWOT models and hierarchical analysis. In this regard, using the strengths and weaknesses, the present situation and factors affecting the waste management in Tehran have been investigated. In this study, the importance of public participation in waste management using Delphi and FAHP methods was investigated. Based on the results of this analysis, the team of experts identified internal and external factors and rated the information obtained by SWOT analysis, each factor was weighted, then according to the weighted scores obtained, the competitive waste management effect range. Finally, the strategies were quantitatively prioritized by the planning matrix. Then using the analysis method the hierarchy used in this study as a SWOT supplement; the results of two questionnaires designed in this study, socio-economic, educational, cultural, and political factors were identified as first to fourth, respectively. Using the potential of social networks to encourage society to reduce waste and promote segregation of origin and compliance with the schedule and providing economic incentives to maximize public' participation in waste generation and separating them from dry waste origin were the top strategies selected based on the analysis.