Municipal solid waste management is a major concern all over the world, including Sri Lanka. This municipal solid waste has become a major concern not only because of the health and environment issues but also because of the massive amounts of waste generated. A sample from the Kurunegala district was selected to carry out a quantitative assessment of the composition of household waste. The purpose was to study the possible methods for its constructive management and disposal. Separation of waste, door to door waste gathering, knowledge with regard to waste handling, landfill disposal problems and technical removal procedures were considered in the study. The required data pertaining to waste such as weight and volume of different household waste categories were collected. The households selected for the study was obtained from the Kurunegala Municipal Council. Further information with regard to waste generation and disposal were obtained from interviews and discussion with the people of the area and with the officials of the municipal council. This included data from solid waste dumping sites. An objective of this effort was to seek methods to reduce and recycle the quantity of household waste. A further objective was to seek improvements to effective waste collection and efficient waste transportation which could encompass all households within the study area.
Municipal waste, Recycle, Municipal council, Waste management, Waste reduction, Disposal, Waste collection, Household, Composition
A.H.M.S.P. Abeyrathne "Composition of Household Waste and The Constructive Management of Its Disposal (District Based)" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 11 2020 Page 229-237
A.H.M.S.P. Abeyrathne "Composition of Household Waste and The Constructive Management of Its Disposal (District Based)" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(11)