Use of indicators in urban solid waste management: a methodological proposal of construction and analysis for cities and regions: application of the model

ABSTRACT This study aimed to evaluate the management of urban solid waste through the application of the management model of sustainable urban solid waste (MGRSUS) developed and implemented in municipalities that make up the metropolitan area of Campina Grande. The model is composed of 46 indicators, 15 categories of analysis and four dimensions and structured by primary and secondary data. In order to obtain those data, semi-structured interviews and on-site visits occurred, in addition to literature and documentary search. Based on those data, it was found out that the smaller municipalities have greater problems in waste management, which can be related to the fact they do not have a technical team to deliver the services, reflecting directly over the urban environmental quality. So, the MGRSUS was considered satisfactory for the purposes for which it is proposed, taking into account it was possible to give an overview of the management of each municipality, enabling the targeting of specific actions for each identified gap.