solid waste management service Articles

  • Status of municipal solid waste management system in India

    Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) has become a worldwide concern and is a major issue especially in developing countries due to environmental problems, such as air, soil and water pollution and generation of greenhouse gases from open dumping sites. The MSW management is going through a critical phase due to the non–availability of suitable facilities to treat and dispose of the increasing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Incentive regulation and performance measurement of the Portuguese solid waste management services

    Measuring the performance of solid waste management services usually uncovers very high potential for gains in efficiency and productivity. This circumstance occurs, naturally, due to the fact that these services are outside the market and because they are subjected to various market failures in their organizational framework. The aim of this study was to examine the Portuguese regulatory model ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • The performance of Spanish solid waste collection

    In this paper we examine street cleaning and waste collection services in Spanish municipalities with a population exceeding 50 000. The purpose is to identify factors that influence the efficiency of these services. Three input variables (staff, vehicles and containers) and four outputs variables (tonnage, collection points, collection point density and kilometres of surface area washing) are ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • EFFECTIVE COST RECOVERY SYSTEM –A TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

    A paper delivered at a 3-day Technical Capacity Enhancement Training for private sector waste operators in Lagos State, Nigeria. It highlights the importance of Cost recovery in the sustainance of effective service delivery of waste ...

  • Optimization model for integrated municipal solid waste management in Mumbai, India

    Mumbai, the largest metropolitan city in India, generated 6,256 tons of waste per day in 2001. It is the responsibility of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to provide Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management services; however, the MCGM is not able to handle the increasing quantity of waste. As a result, waste litters all over the place giving rise to health and environmental ...


    By Cambridge University Press

  • Evaluating financial aspects of municipal solid waste management in Mysore City, India

    Majority of waste management plans are severely constrained by the lack of resources to finance these services. In developing countries, collection and transportation of waste are the most costly Solid Waste Management (SWM) activities. Safe disposal invariably receives less attention. Mysore City, one of the largest cities of Karnataka (India) with a population of around 0.8 million, is facing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Public-private partnerships: a proven relationship for managing solid waste

    Throughout the United States, municipal and county governments have realized the benefits of creating public-private partnerships to manage solid waste. The primary influences behind a municipality move toward privatization in the U.S. are the: Pursuit of cost savings, given the pressures to not increase taxes Ability to access new technologies while ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Integrated environmental biotechnology-oriented framework for solid waste management and control in Nigeria

    Several environmental problems arising from man's activity have to be solved in a cost-effective and an environmentally friendly approach. In this paper, a framework for an integrated management and control of solid waste in the south-east zone of Nigeria is presented. The major activities include collection and transportation of solid waste to designated areas, separation of reusable components ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND PRIVATIZATION : THE MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE

    Malaysia experienced a rapid economic growth between 1987 and 1997 with an annual economic growth rate between 7% and 9 %. The rapid economic growth increased the affluence of the society and led to the increasing consumptions of goods and subsequently increasing ...


  • Role of rag pickers in solid waste management: a case study of Mirzapur, U.P.

    Due to drastic and rapid growth in the utilisation of resources, the time is right for the proper management of discarded material to reduce undesirable effects on human health and the environment. The characterisation and quantification of solid waste were greatly influenced by nearby communities and their economic status, while their sorting from primary collection points to dumpsites has been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Role of Informal Private Sector in Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM)

    This is just to share with the entire world the role of the informal private sector in integrated solid waste managment (ISWM) in Lagos, Nigeria - a developing country. Lagos the commercial nerve center of Nigeria is the smallest in size with a land area of 3,600 square km, with an approximated population of about 15 million people. The state presently has a very high population density of over ...

  • Willingness-to-pay for solid waste management service attributes: Kolkata Municipal Corporation area, India, as a case study

    This paper examines public perceptions towards qualitative and quantitative attributes of a solid waste management (SWM) system in terms of willingness-to-pay (WTP) values. A stated choice (SC) survey instrument was designed and data was collected from residents in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) of West Bengal, India. Respondents were approached randomly and face-to-face interviews were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban environmental services: valuing the environmental benefits of solid waste recycling in Brazil

    Taking into account environmental and economic aspects, this research aims at estimating the environmental services produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling. The text values the urban environmental services associated with the recycling of steel, aluminium, paper, plastic and glass present in MSW in Brazil. Estimates indicate that benefits of current recycling rates reaches something ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Investigation the potential of recycling urban solid wastes

    Recycling is a solution to control the problem of managing urban solid wastes such as incineration and sanitary landfill. It consists re-processing of products and materials, which have been consumed several times. The methods which are presently used for recycling and processing the wastes of Ardakan City consists of collection by wastes collectors, separation by urban service labors and ...


  • Municipal solid waste and recovery potential: Bangladesh perspective

    Rapid urbanization and population growth are largely responsible for very high increasing rate of MSW generation in the urban areas of Bangladesh, one of the densely populated Least Developed Asian Countries (LDACs). These scenario posses a social, environmental and professional threat for city dwellers, urban planners, development authorities and other concerned stakeholders. In Bangladesh, a ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Investigation of the potential of recycling urban solid wastes

    Recycling is a solution to control the problem of managing urban solid wastes such as incineration and sanitary landfill. It consists re-processing of products and materials, which have been consumed several times. The methods which are presently used for recycling and processing the wastes of Ardakan City consists of collection by wastes collectors, separation by urban service labors and ...


  • EPA Proposes Revisions to RCRA Definition of Solid Waste

    On June 30, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule seeking to narrow certain recycling exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) "Definition of Solid Waste" (DSW) provisions. The rule should be published in the Federal Register within the next two weeks. A pre-publication copy of the rule and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Estimating educational effects in waste management services

    Recently, the user charge policy for household waste is widely introduced in Japan. The user charge can achieve the reduction of waste disposal through the two paths; one is the price mechanisms and the other is an educational effect. In this paper, we have evaluated the emission reduction effects of the each path by using the demand function of a household for waste management service which is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste Management Solutions for Business

    How to win the race for everyone Waste Management Solutions for Business Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new technology, and especially the technology of conservation. This is not necessarily for any ideological reason, but because the people who manage water use better understand the economic incentives for adopting new ...

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