Detecting and ranking environmental risks of sanitary landfilling

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Environment, Rudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rudehen, Iran



Paying attention to sanitary landfill methods and calculating their potential risks are the most logical tools to avoid waste risks. The reduction of environmental consequences caused by unprincipled landfilling, reduction of economic costs of the municipal waste management (WM) system, etc. is among the most important advantages of environmental risk assessment for sanitary landfill which is possible by detecting and evaluating the risks of sanitary landfilling. Therefore, the present research assessed the environmental risk of the sanitary landfilling of Tehran city as a case study. The research was applied-developmental in terms of purpose and detected and classified risks using interviews with experts, qualitative analysis, and previous studies. Finally, the priorities of the main risk clusters in sanitary landfilling were calculated using the analytic network process (ANP). In sanitary landfilling, chemical risks with a weight of 0.289 were ranked first, social risks with a weight of 0.259 were ranked second, and physical risks with a weight of 0.182 were ranked third. In the present study, it was sought to provide preventive and corrective measures by prioritizing the risks to minimize the risks that might occur in the Aradkuh Kahrizak landfilling site in Tehran and spread to other regions due to sanitary landfilling, thereby making it easier for managers to make decisions on waste management in the region and Tehran.


Articles in Press, Corrected Proof
Available Online from 24 April 2023
  • Receive Date: 26 November 2021
  • Revise Date: 13 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 27 February 2022
  • First Publish Date: 24 April 2023