Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol. 28, May Suppl. Issue 2022; Page No.(461-466)


Gayatri Sharma1 and Anu Sharma


Disaster waste management is one of the most cynical tasks associated with recovery after any disaster.The waste can overcome existing solid waste management facilities and influence on other emergencyresponse and recovery activities. If poorly managed, the waste can have significant public health and theenvironment impact and can affect the overall recovery process. This paper presents a system outline ofdisaster waste management based on existing literature. The literature does not specifically address theeffect of organisational structures, existing legislation and funding mechanisms on disaster wastemanagement programmes, nor does it decently cover the social effect of disaster waste managementprogrammes. It is realised that the argument presented in this paper, and the literature gaps identified, willform a basis for future full-scale research on disaster waste management. Successively research will leadto better preparedness and response to disaster waste management problems.