Spatial Analysis of Waste Management Activities in Bahawalpur City of Punjab Province Pakistan
Appropriate waste collection and its disposal is one of the major environmental and management issue for most of cities in Pakistan. One of the initiate taken in recent past by government is the establishment of waste management companies in some major cities. This paper is an attempt to analyze the efficiency of waste management company in serving local population for waste collection through proximity analysis. Bahawalpur is taken as sample city for this study. Data was collected through GPS survey. Proximity analysis was conducted in ARC Map 10.3 software. Results shows that waste containers installed by BWMC are in compliance with the population of city, whereas the rural vicinity lacks the waste disposal facilities. Therefore it is suggested to consider these rural units also for such waste disposal services.
Index Terms - BWMC, Proximity Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Waste management.