Municipal Solid Waste Case Study

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ABSTRACT: Nowadays, the biggest problem faced by the society and the ecosystem is the way in which the trash is disposed. The residential and commercial trash collected by municipality vans is either buried, burned or thrown away in the places that are not a part of disposal process. Due to high rate of waste thrown away, and the ways used to store them, causes air, water and soil pollution. There is an increased generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) because of rapid urbanization of cities all around the globe, which will ultimately affect the quality of life of people. Although the government has taken actions against this, but the improper practices and management of waste has ultimately led to…show more content…
In most of the cities the Municipal Solid Wastes are disposed in open dumps located few meters away from the streets and residential areas, or dumped into drainages which flow into streams which are the source of water supply to the residents of such localities. These unscientific and improper disposal practices cause severe environments and public health hazards. This study examines a sustainable approach to municipal solid waste (MSW) management and recommends proper methods of MSW management. This way, proper management of MSW will improve air, water, soil quality and reduce the health hazards associated with the people living and working in such areas are subjected to, but it would also reduce the rate at which green house gases and other poisonous gases are emitted in the atmosphere, leading to global warming. Waste collection is a tedious task that requires management of a large amount of money and human resource as well. 2. INTRODUCTION: Municipal solid waste (MSW) production has been increasing in the last few years, along with economic growth [1]. This has led to the need and subsequent development of efficient waste…show more content…
Hence there is no collection of waste from every ward of municipality which is a matter of grievous concern. Sometimes waste bins get filled and litter outside. Proper system is required for managing and monitoring collection of wastes. Municipality has developed some strict rules for slaughter shops for onsite waste disposal. They have kept separate waste bins beside butcher shops; but most of them still throw away wastes on road sides as well as in rivers. Table 2 shows number of staffs in Thiruvalla Municipality who are involved in solid waste management activities.[8] Transportation: The wastes from the collection point are manually loaded to the transporting vehicle. Tractor and trucks are used for the transportation of this waste. The vehicles are not covered well. Sometimes wastes get spilled out of the vehicle littering the road and producing bad smell. The collected wastes are transported to the disposal site. The vehicle travels nearly 8 km away to dispose the waste. Table 3 shows the no. Of
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