An Adaptive Large Neighbourhood Search for Real-Time Waste Collection Inventory Routing with Autonomous Vessels

The city of Amsterdam has recently installed environmental zones to reduce air pollution. The zones prevent diesel engines from entering, which caused a surge of heavy electric garbage trucks in Amsterdam [1]. Unfortunately, these heavy vehicles induce subsidence of the city’s ’grachten- gordels’. To prevent this, the city of Amsterdam is exploring other methods of transportation [2]. In [3], Daub presents a solution for the household waste collection, using the autonomous vessels developed by the roboat project to pick-up containers situated at 283 predefined locations.

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