Analyzing household's environmental behavior on solid waste management and its relations with population and housing characteristics (The case: Amlash city, Iran)

J Environ Manage. 2021 Aug 15:292:112686. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112686. Epub 2021 May 19.


The amount of wastes generated in cities is on constant increase and these wastes are becoming more diverse and hazardous. The quality of waste management (QWM), therefore, has become more challenging due to its direct impact on environment and human health. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate QWM in Amlash city, Iran and its relation to population and housing indicators (PHI). PHI data were sourced from the GIS files of Iranian Public Census of Population & Housing in 2016 and the QWM data were collected from a population sample through a questionnaire. Study findings indicate QWM of below satisfactory in this city. Comparatively, neighborhoods off the downtown and main street were of a much improved QWM that the inner city. In addition, PHI did not have a significant relationship with QWM indicators.

Keywords: Housing indicators; Iran; Urban environment; Waste management.

MeSH terms

  • Cities
  • Housing
  • Humans
  • Iran
  • Pilot Projects
  • Refuse Disposal*
  • Solid Waste
  • Waste Management*


  • Solid Waste