WIT Press


A Logistics Framework To Reduce The Number Of Landfills In The North West Province Of South Africa

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ST110401

Volume

167

Pages

12

Page Range

449 - 460

Published

2011

Size

2,474 kb

Author(s)

F. R. Kizza Kadama

Abstract

This study reviewed the landfill practice in the 21 local municipalities of the North West (NW) province. The projections of the province’s domestic waste load and the underlying factors were analysed by Kadama and on that basis it was assumed that the municipal solid waste load (MSW) of the province was likely to increase in a similar trend. The landfill practice was deemed unsustainable and needed to be re-engineered. It was noted that in order to minimise the capital outlay required for the re-engineering process, it would be necessary to landfill the provincial MSW load in the sanitary landfills existing in the province. To achieve this goal, the study developed a logistics framework for the transportation of MSW in the province. Keywords: commercial waste, domestic waste, municipal solid waste, landfills, waste management.

Keywords

commercial waste, domestic waste, municipal solid waste, landfills, waste management