Title: Resident's concerns and attitudes towards policies and strategies of solid waste management facilities

Authors: Stilianos Tampakis; Veronika Andrea; Paraskevi Karanikola; Despina Sidiropoulou

Addresses: Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, 193 Pantazidou Street, 68200 Orestiada, Greece ' Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, 193 Pantazidou Street, 68200 Orestiada, Greece ' Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, 193 Pantazidou Street, 68200 Orestiada, Greece ' Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, 193 Pantazidou Street, 68200 Orestiada, Greece

Abstract: This study examines the concerns and attitudes of the residents in the Municipality of Lagadas, Greece, and in particular the gateway community of Mavrorachi Sanitary Landfill (MSL), and offers a general understanding of public perceptions regarding sanitary landfills and waste management issues from the residents' perspective. The results of the study indicate that there is low acceptance of the MSL. Not in my back yard (NIMBY) phenomena are also identified, while there is a positive view concerning financial issues and employment at the local level. The case study can be used as a valid tool in waste management facility planning, design and management, especially for sanitary landfills, in areas all around the world facing similar challenges such as lack of space and NIMBY phenomena.

Keywords: sanitary landfill; solid waste management facilities; illegal dumpsites; quality of life; strategies and policies; means of information; NIMBY.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2018.099220

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2018 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.338 - 360

Received: 06 Jul 2018
Accepted: 30 Oct 2018

Published online: 16 Apr 2019 *

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