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Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste “All wastes rise from human or natural activities which is solid, semi solid or liquid in container and  which is discarded as useless or unwanted is called solid waste.” OR SW is defined as hazardous (radioactive, pesticides, medical, poisons) which is health and life threatening; or non-hazardous (domestic, urban, mining, industrial, scrap metal) which is unsightly and disposal takes up much space. ... Read More »

Reuse

Reuse

Reuse Beneficial reuse options apply to industrial, commercial, and institutional generators and users of solid by-products (waste) and sanitary landfills utilizing alternative cover material. Reuse is available to solid by-products that are being disposed of as solid waste in an Iowa landfill, and that meet certain requirements as described in this summary.  Utilization of solid by-products as resources when such use improves, ... Read More »

Recycling

Recycling

Recycling Definition of Recycling:- To make the thing reuseable again is called recycling. Recycling It is widely practiced by the informal sector “waste pickers” or by the solid waste management staff themselves for extra income. Collection of recyclable waste is done in several steps such as households (door to door collection), transfer stations and even in the disposal sites. Such work is ... Read More »

Solid Waste Removal

Collection

Solid Waste Removal Collection of Solid Waste Removal Collection methods it includes pickup from storage units and hauled it into disposal sites or transfer station or for further processing Two types of system are used Hauled system Stationary system Transfer of Solid Waste Solid waste collector is small vehicle is to transfer waste into large vehicles. Transfer satiation are needed when disposal sites are at ... Read More »

Solid Waste Disposal

Landfill

Solid Waste Disposal There are three main types of disposal of solid waste. Incineration Waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration and other high temperature waste treatment systems are described as “thermal treatment“. Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas, and heat. The ash is mostly formed by the inorganic constituents of the waste, and may take the form of solid lumps or particulates carried ... Read More »

Composting

Composting

Composting Composting of organic materials derived from plant and animal matter that has been decomposed largely through aerobic decomposition. The process of composting is simple and practiced by individuals in their homes, farmers on their land, and industrially by cities and factories. Compost can be rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, ... Read More »

Landfill

Landfill

Landfill Landfill is also known as a dump or rubbish dump (and historically as a midden), is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. Historically, Landfills have been the most common methods of organized waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world. Landfills may include internal waste disposal sites (where a producer of waste carries out ... Read More »

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