KNOWLEDGE AND SEGREGATION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE IN VISAKHAPATNAM CITY, INDIASanjana R. Swathi Dash and M. Kiranmai Reddy
Improper disposal of municipal solid waste can create unsanitary conditions which in turn cause pollution, waste of resources and breeding place for vectors. Segregation, recycling and disposal of municipal solidwaste may reduce pollution. The present study aims to evaluate the knowledge of people about the segregation of solid waste. As Visakhapatnam municipality has introduced dry waste and wet waste with separate dustbins in various areas of Visakhapatnam. The proper use of these dustbins, collection of waste, recycling and disposal of waste make the city clean and green. In our study different houses with different habits were identified, a survey was conducted and data was collected. Most people lack knowledge about dry and wet waste. And get confused about wet and dry waste. In this study difference between dry and wet was clearly explained and motivated people to follow for a better city.