What is Solid Waste Management?
Solid waste management refers to the collection and processing of solid waste. It also offers recycling choices for items that should not be thrown away. Garbage, sometimes known as solid waste, has long been a concern in towns and residential areas. Waste management is concerned with converting solid waste into a valuable resource.Every family, including company owners, should adopt solid waste management across the world. Industrialization has provided many benefits as well as drawbacks. One of the negative consequences of industrialization is the generation of solid waste.
Various Solid Waste Sources
Tonnes of solid waste are disposed of at numerous dump sites every day. This waste is generated by houses, workplaces, factories and a variety of agricultural operations.If solid waste is not adequately kept and managed, these dump sites emit a bad odour. It can contaminate the surrounding air and have major consequences for human, wildlife, and environmental health.
The following are significant sources of solid waste:
People's houses and apartments are among the major generators of solid waste. Food wastes, plastics, paper, glass, leather, cardboard, metals, yard wastes, ashes and special wastes such as electronics, tires, batteries, old mattresses, and used oil are all examples of solid waste from these sites.Most households have garbage bins where people may dispose of their solid waste and the container is eventually emptied by a garbage collection company or an individual for treatment.
Industries are well-known for being major producers to solid waste. Light and heavy manufacturing businesses, building sites, fabrication factories, canning plants, electricity and chemical plants are among them.These industries generate solid waste, which includes housekeeping wastes, food wastes, packaging wastes, ashes, building and demolition materials, special wastes, medical wastes, and other hazardous wastes.
Today, commercial facilities and structures are another source of solid waste. Hotels, marketplaces, restaurants, godowns, stores, and office buildings are examples of commercial structures and facilities.Plastics, food wastes, metals, paper, glass, wood, cardboard materials, special wastes, and other hazardous wastes are among the solid wastes created by these locations.
4. Treatment Plants
Solid waste is generated by both heavy and light manufacturing units. Refineries, power plants, processing facilities, mineral extraction plants, and chemical plants are among them.Industrial process wastes, unwanted specification products, plastics, and metal parts are just a few of the wastes generated by these plants.
Solid Waste Management Techniques
There are several strategies for managing solid waste. Some well-known approaches are as follows:
1. Municipal Landfill
This is the most often utilized solid waste disposal method today. Waste is strewn in thin layers, crushed, and covered with dirt or plastic foam.
Modern landfills are built with an impermeable liner that is generally constructed of multiple layers of thick plastic and sand covering the bottom of the waste. This liner prevents groundwater contamination due to leaching or percolation.To prevent water seepage, the landfill is covered with layers of sand, clay, topsoil, and gravel when it is full.
This procedure entails burning solid waste at high temperatures until the waste is reduced to ash. Incinerators are designed in such a manner that they do not emit excessive heat when burning solid waste.
Waste-to-energy facilities are incinerators that recycle thermal energy through a furnace and boiler. These waste-to-energy systems are more expensive to install and run than standard incinerators because they require specialized equipment and controls, highly qualified technical employees, and auxiliary fuel supplies.The advantage of this procedure is that it minimizes waste volume by up to 20% or 30% of the original amount.
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