WEEE estimation and determination of collection points: A case for the Municipality of Cankaya
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Electrical-electronic waste (WEEE) is generated from electric and electronic devices at the end of their lifecycles. When WEEEs are disposed, burned or disassembled for recycling, they are transformed into products containing hazardous substances and harm the environment and human health. Therefore WEEEs should be collected, transported and processed properly during their recycling operations by municipality authority in order to minimize their damage and maximize their economic benefit. In this paper, a study is carried out for the WEEE management of Cankaya Municipality by the cooperation of Environmental Conservation and Control Department of Cankaya. For this purpose first WEEE with a focus on television, refrigerator, washing machine, oven and vacuum cleaner are estimated based on the electronic device usage behavior of residents in Cankaya. Secondly, the WEEE collection points' location problem is solved considering set covering problem.