STRATEGIES FOR URBAN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT A REVIEWUtpal Goswami and H.P. Sarma
With the rapid growth of population and industrialization the production of waste is rising at an alarming rate in urban areas. Human activity generates considerable amount of solid wastes. Hence, environmentally sound solid waste management strategies and techniques are required for the effectiveness of the urban solid waste management.The traditional methods used for solid waste management practices is associated with degradation of the urban environment.lt is possible to implement certain corrective measures during collection, storage, transport and disposal of urban solid waste to minimize the adverse impacts on the environment.The problem of waste management can be mitigated through adoption of improved methods of collection, transportation and active community involvement. Moreover, scientific and environment friendly technologies for disposing the waste, recycling activities can assist in reduction of the quantity of waste to be finally dumped besides generation of substantial amount of manure and energy.
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