Solid Waste Management Case Study

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IMPROPER SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT:
A CASE STUDY AT BARANGAY 19, SAMPAGUITA STREET BATANGAS CITY
Introduction
Solid Waste Management refers to the collecting, treating, and disposing of solid material that is discarded because it has served its purpose or is no longer useful. Improper disposal of municipal solid waste can create unsanitary conditions, and these conditions in turn can lead to pollution of the environment and to outbreaks of vector-borne disease—that is, diseases spread by rodents and insects. The tasks of solid-waste management present complex technical challenges. They also pose a wide variety of administrative, economic, and social problems that must be managed and solved.
The primary sources of solid waste include waste generated in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial activities. Certain types of wastes that cause immediate danger to exposed individuals or environments are classified as hazardous; these are discussed in the article hazardous-waste management. All nonhazardous solid waste from a community that requires collection and transport to a processing or disposal site is called refuse or municipal solid waste (MSW). Refuse includes garbage and rubbish. Garbage is mostly decomposable food waste; rubbish is mostly dry material such as glass, paper, cloth, or wood. Garbage is highly putrescible or decomposable, whereas rubbish is not. Trash is rubbish that includes bulky items such as old refrigerators, couches, or large tree stumps. Trash requires special collection and handling.
The problem of solid waste management in major cities has acquired alarming dimensions in Brgy. 19 Sampaguita St. especially during the last year. The present system of solid waste management in the said barangay, is fraught with many inadequacies in terms of following techniques. Improper segregation of solid waste is a major problem of…...

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