Waste storage, segregation, and collection

Kurian Joseph, Ammaiyappan Selvam, Jonathan W C WONG

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This chapter overviews critical issues associated with waste collection and separation systems. Source separation of municipal solid waste (MSW) is an integral component of planning and executing an integrated waste management system. Storing waste at the source of its generation until it is collected is the first essential step of waste management. The factors to consider in the on-site storage of solid wastes include the type of container to use, container location, collection method, and public health and aesthetic aspects. Waste generators require minimally inconvenient waste collection, while collectors must be able to collect waste in a way that is compatible with the planned treatment and processing methods if the waste management system is to be sustainable. Seasonal changes in waste generation will require flexibility in the collection service.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Solid Waste Management
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479308
ISBN (Print)9780784414101; 9780784414101
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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