SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND CHALLENGESARCHANA SEN
Urbanization and population growth are solely responsible for high and increasing rate of solid waste and its proper management is a major problem of Municipal Corporation of every city. Solid waste from households is a serious health hazard and leads to the spread of infectious diseases. Solid waste is the unwanted or useless solid materials generated from human activities in residential, commercial or industrial areas. As we know Solid waste management involves managing activities associated with generation, storage, collection, transfer and transport, processing and disposal of solid wastes. Solid waste problem is big issues at present time, if this problem is not tackled within preventive time, it may create other dreadful, hazardous and incurable problems. In this study, the sources and components of solid waste, type and the quantity of solid waste disposed, methods of solid waste disposal and its impact on health were highlighted.