WIT Press


Solid Waste Management In Koya City

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ISUD130411

Volume

77

Pages

6

Page Range

323 - 328

Published

2014

Size

652 kb

Author(s)

Hawkar Ali Haji

Abstract

Since the beginning, humankind has been generating solid waste. The development of civilisation and the increase of population are the two main factors that have a direct impact on the growing amount of garbage. Thus, solid waste is a problematical issue that must be managed properly. This can help in protecting human health, the environment, and preserving natural resources. In Koya, one of the oldest waste disposal methods is used, which has several risks on the city. There are different possible ways for treating this problem and reducing the unwanted effects, for example, landfilling, incineration, recycling, reuse and reduction of waste. In this study, these solutions are described that each can replace the existing method depending on the economical and technical abilities. Keywords: solid waste management, generation rate, sanitary landfilling, recycling, public health.

Keywords

solid waste management, generation rate, sanitary landfilling, recycling, public health