Urban Solid Waste Management in India

6 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2019

Date Written: October 3, 2019


At present time management of solid waste is a big and serious problem of country. Urban solid waste+8 P87s are discarded from various sources due to anthropogenic activities. These wastes are produces from various activities. Solid waste consist various kinds of wastes generated from urban areas .In waste management system is not related to defuse the urban waste but it is also related to reduce the generation of solid waste. The waste discards as a unusable materials. It consists of the different verity of waste released from the urban community, agricultural, industrial, mining, biomedical waste etc. Many types of disposal methods can be used like open dumping, ocean dumping, sanitary land filling, composting and incineration. In our country these methods are very common. After waste generation Proper waste collection and conveyance and disposal are essential parts of the overall solid waste management system. In collection methods the refuse is delivered to fixed storage bins and refuse is stored in the bins till it is collected for disposal by a larger vehicle for shifting it to transfer station. Community storage point, kerbside collection and block collection methods are some popular method for waste collection. For the disposal of solid waste so many methods are using in India but due to various merits and demerits all method are not feasible for solid waste management. These methods are Open dumping, Ocean Dumping, Sanitary land filling, Composting, Vermicomposting and Incineration. Some potential disposal methods are also beneficial for waste management like Reduction, Reuse and Recycle (3R’s).

Keywords: Solis waste, disposal, management, methods

Suggested Citation

Soni, Ranjeeta, Urban Solid Waste Management in India (October 3, 2019). Proceedings of International Conference on Advancements in Computing & Management (ICACM) 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3463653 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3463653

Ranjeeta Soni (Contact Author)

Jagannath University ( email )

9-10, Chittaranjan Avenue
Sadarghat, Dhaka 1100

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