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Risks Associated With Poor Management of Solid Waste

poor solid waste management

Poor management of solid waste can cause severe health damage to a society. Some major risks associated with poor management of  solid waste are described in brief in the below table.   Risks of Poor Management of Solid Waste Description Breeding ground for disease carriers Rats, flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, pigs, birds ... Read More »

7 Stages of Solid Waste Management Process

The solid waste management process is divided into quite a few different stages. The solid waste is generated, processed, stored, transferred, collected, recycled and then finally disposed. These stages are described below. Stages of Solid Waste Management Process Description Source / Generation of Waste Exploitation of natural resources, manufacturing of products, ... Read More »

Rational Steps In Integrated Waste Management

There are five rational steps in the integrated waste management system. The individual steps are described in brief below. Rational Steps in Integrated Waste Management Comment Minimize waste hazard Changing behavioral aspects of the consumer and industry by raising public awareness and mass education on integrated waste management. Re-education in ... Read More »

Quantity of Solid Waste

solid waste - quantity of generated solid waste

Knowing the quantity of solid waste that is generated is one of the key elements needed for designing effective management methods for solid waste. The solid waste manager should know the quantity of waste to be managed before attempting to identify appropriate types of collection, material recycling and recovery facilities, and ... Read More »

On-site Storage – Advantages of On-site Waste Storage

On-site Waste Storage – General Information On-site waste may be generated on a continuous basis throughout the day and night. It is generally collected by external contractors once a week, or at some other appropriate time, depending on the quantity and type of the waste and also the climate. Thus ... Read More »

Design of Waste Storage Containers used for Environment Control

waste storage containers

On-site waste storage containers can be the first stage of a controlled solid waste management. This can happen where the system has been designed to have a beneficial impact on the collection service, or as a labor saving system operated by individual household members. If such storage is to be ... Read More »

Hazardous Waste Materials that Affect the Environment

What are Hazardous Waste Materials Household waste often have hazardous items which are difficult to dispose of or which put human health or the environment at risk because of their chemical or biological nature. Hazardous waste materials such as decorative paints, coatings, household chemicals, pet care products, lubrication oils, tires, ... Read More »

Types of Solid Waste Collection System

There are various types of solid waste collection system. A wide range transport services such as large motorized vehicles or garbage trucks, can be used to collect the waste from the sources of generation, communal collection points or transfer stations to final disposal site.  Solid waste collection systems are generally ... Read More »

Five Types of Solid Waste Collection used in Environment Protection

The location of storage and collection points for solid waste collection depends on: access to the property physical characteristics of the property availability of waste management resources. Access to the waste storage points for solid waste collection requires attention in planning and approval of building  plans and design, particularly in ... Read More »

On-Site Processing of Waste Materials

on-site processing of waste materials

The types of on-site processing of waste materials are: resource recovery to generate less waste in the environment hazard reduction in the environment separation of  types of waste On-site processing of waste materials includes the separation of wastes and treatment of solid wastes at or near the source of generation. ... Read More »