عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Selecting a site for solid waste landfill is an important procedure in managing municipal solid waste and landfill sites should be selected with great precision and through a scientific process. Therefore, it is possible to select an appropriate site for solid waste landfill in accordance with environmental criteria using geographic information system. The present article is descriptive-analytic. Secondary research and field study were simultaneously used for data collection. It seeks to locate an optimal site for solid waste landfill in Faruj city. In this study, we first investigated factors and principles of locating municipal solid waste landfill according to valid resources. Then, maps of influential factors on locating municipal landfill were prepared and valuated based on information layers and spatial analyzer tool, using geographic information system. According to geological indexes, distance from the river, distance from residential area, landfill is located in an inappropriate zone. Ultimately, the maps were integrated and combined. Analyzing the final map of Faruj solid waste landfill, we concluded that locating principles and standards were disregarded and the present landfill site is in an inappropriate zone.