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Solid Waste

Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management

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.”


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.

SW Management

It deals with controlled generation, storage, collection, transfer and transportation process and recovery and disposal of solid waste.

Classification of Solid Waste

Solid Waster Classification

Solid Waster Classification

  • Municipal SW
    Municipal SW “includes all the wastes generated from residential households, apartment buildings, commercial and business establishments, institutional facilities, construction and demolition activities, municipal services and treatment plant sites
  • Commercial SW
    Commercial SWs are “wastes that originate in wholesale, retail, or service establishments, such as office buildings, stores, markets, theaters, hotels and warehouses, which are usually discarded with residential SW.”
  • Industrial Waste
    Industrial wastes are “wastes generally discarded from industrial operations or derived from manufacturing processes.”
  • Recyclables
    Recyclable resources are “materials that still have useful physical or chemical properties after serving a specific purpose and therefore can be re-used or recycled for the same or other purposes.”
  • Residual Waste
    Residual waste is mostly SW from private households not including bio-waste, potential recyclable and household hazardous waste (HHW).
  • Organic Waste
    Organic waste is the “biodegradable component of municipal waste (e.g. food and garden waste).”
  • Bulky Waste
    Bulky waste refers to “large worn-out or broken household, commercial and industrial items such as furniture, lamps, bookcases, filing cabinets and other similar items”
  • Hazardous  Waste and  Substances
    Hazardous wastes are “wastes that by their nature may pose a threat to human health or the environment,. Hazardous wastes include radioactive substances, toxic chemical, biological wastes, flammable wastes and explosives.”

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