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Municipal solid waste generation, composition and management: issues and challenges. a case study


Ahsan, Amimul and Aziz, Mohammad Gulzarul and Kamal, Md. Rowshon and Idrus, Syazwani and Alamgir, M. and Imteaz, Monzur and Shams, Shahriar (2015) Municipal solid waste generation, composition and management: issues and challenges. a case study. Environment Protection Engineering, 41 (3). pp. 43-59. ISSN 0324-8828


Khulna is the third largest metropolitan city in Bangladesh and a centre with intensive commercial and industrial activities. Rapid urbanization and increased migration of people from rural and coastal areas has put tremendous pressure on its existing solid waste management. The status of the existing municipal solid waste (MSW) management tiers such as generation, source storage, collection, on-site storage, transportation, and open dumping has been identified in this study. The daily generation of MSW is estimated as 520 Mg, of which food and vegetable wastes are the main components (79% on average). The major source of generated MSW is residential areas, which is 85.87% of total generation, whereas 11.60% in commercial areas, 1.02% in institutional areas, 0.55% in street sweeps and 0.96% in other areas. About 50% of total generated waste is disposed daily to the dumping site and the rest remains uncollected and unmanaged. Non-governmental organizations and community based organizations play an important role in primary collection, composting of organic wastes and medical waste management.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5277/epe150304
Publisher: Technical University of Wroclaw
Keywords: Solid waste; Environmental; Municipal solid waste (MSW)
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2021 22:03
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2021 22:03
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/45561
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