Solid Waste Management – A Case Study


  • R. Gajalakshmi
  • S. K. Manivannan


Solid waste management has become one of the greatest challenges especially in developing counties. It is a place with increasing population and generates more waste particularly for food related items.  Judiciously handling the environmental issues like solid waste management has become necessary for sustainable development of the society. Improper management of Solid waste causes various hazards to inhabitants. Food waste generated in India constitute huge amount of recyclables which can be recovered if we follow the proper solid waste management practices. Improper disposal of solid waste in open dumps and landfills creates lot of problems to Public Health and Environment. Especially the food waste improperly dumped will produce methane gas that produces 21 times greater impact on global warming than carbon dioxide. The main aim of the study is to find out the challenges in managing waste generation till recycling stage and also examines feasibility of technical, economic and environmental aspects of the waste management. This study will be a cross sectional descriptive study.  Qualitative method one and one interview, Focus group will be use to analyse the quantity of waste.  For Quantitative method data will be collected through semi structured questionnaire. The date received will be analyzed by using SPSS software. Awareness need to be created in each level to minimize the waste and educate on impacts on hazards to health as well to Environment. Implementing the Monitoring and evaluating programs on waste prevention and updating the progress will involve many people in many areas. Recycling strategies will be monitored in all areas. It helps to provide a substantial amount of data regarding the amount and types of waste generated, labor and cost and other related aspects