STUDY THE REALITY OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE CITY OF BAQUBA
DIYALA JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES,
2016, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1-12
AbstractThe research aims to study the solid waste management in Baquba, and develop solutions for the problem of waste in the city. This study focuses on the early stages of the solid waste management that includes assessment of the solid waste components and the percentages of the components. A questionnaire survey was used to collect data from different groups of families from Baquba. The results showed that the rate of production of household solid waste was (0.615 kg/person/day). The study also demonstrated that the highest rate of production of household waste was in the summer (1.12 kg/person/day), where the rate of production of household waste in the winter was (0.1675 kg/person/day). Produces of household waste to the city of Baquba, only about 17.2 tons of paper daily and 12.6 tons of plastic and other materials Other .Organic matter which constituted) 50%) can be using to produce soil conditioners. Recycled and reused matters comprised (23%) could also be advantageously used. The remaining small percentages which amounted (27%) could be sent to landfill.
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