Mw Landfill

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1 INTRODUCTION
The brief submitted by the Durban University of Technology (DUT) was to investigate the Solid Waste Management (SWM) systems for the proposed Cornubia Precinct and its surrounding wards/localities, specifically Blackburn Village and Waterloo Township, and design a new sanitary landfill to cater for the study area.
This report covers an introduction to project, background of the study area, status of the existing solid waste management systems, classification and collection of Solid Waste, conceptual design of MSW landfill with cost estimates and drawings, operational and maintenance aspects and a landfill management plan.

1.1 Definition of Solid Waste Management
Solid Waste Management (SWM) is an organized process of storage,
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Insects and other animals are attracted to this dumping ground. This is not a pleasant environment for children to grow up as they may come into contact with contaminated waste. It shows how unorganized the community in the area is and the improper disposal of solid waste causes the spread of diseases amongst the humans and animals living in the area, and effects the humans welfare and livelihood. Communities living in these conditions are not the most economically productive. Other problems cause by dumping of solid waste are the contamination of the soil and ground water which can be of a toxic…show more content…
The first African settlers were mainly seasonal farm workers who came from rural parts of Kwazulu‐Natal and the Eastern Cape: Bizana, Eshowe, Nkandla, Flagstaff and Port St Johns. The settlement is now home to about 4 500 people, or 900 households, and is a mix of African and Indian residents. In the last five years, 24% of households have traded shacks in the area at an average price of R590.
Waterloo is a formal RDP housing project on the Northern side of the Cornubia Precinct. Once used for sugar-cane farming, the land will eventually accommodate several thousand homes

1.4 Topography
The area stretches from the Ottawa settlement in the north and west to the Mount Edgecombe
Highway in the south. The site comprises a gentle hill and valley system draining northwards into the Ohlanga River. The area is presently under sugarcane cultivation of the Blackburn estate. Very steep slopes

1.5 Land Use
The gross developable area is 1300ha on which the construction of approximately 51 000 housing units, 1 000 000m2 of commercial space and 80ha of industrial development is envisaged. If we then apply the ratio of four people per unit, we can assume a population estimate of 204 000 people over the 1400 hectare of
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