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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Solid Waste Management in Mangaluru City - A Case Study


Volume 10, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 420–427

 Solid Waste Management in Mangaluru City - A Case Study

Vincent Sequeira1 and J.S. Chandrashekar2

1 Department of Environmental Science, KSOU, Mukthagangothri, Mysore Karnataka, India
2 Department of Environmental Science, KSOU, Mukthagangothri, Mysore Karnataka, India

Original language: English

Received 29 October 2014

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Mangaluru being a fast developing city faces the challenges of dealing with the solid waste generated. The calculation of the quantity of waste generated especially in the households and the manner in which the residents and the local government respond to it becomes crucial in facing this challenge effectively. Present study shows the average solid waste generated by Mangaluru is 226 tons per day with the per capita waste generation equaling to 0.4524 Kg per day. The household per capita waste generation equals to 0.2095 Kg per day. Though the total per capita waste generated in the city is not alarming, it is almost equal to the total per capita waste generated by the State of Karnataka and India in general. As we move from the outskirts of the city to the central part of the city there is an increase in the production of the solid waste. It is observed that in the outskirts of Mangaluru, the waste is mostly fed to the animals and used as manure, and thus less waste finds its way to the community dumpsites. Since the major part of the household waste generated in the city is biodegradable, by using eco-friendly technologies like vermicomposting in Mangaluru 50-60 tons per day of compost could be prepared from household waste alone. The goodwill of the people to cooperate in the proper management and disposal of the household waste needs to be utilized and at the same time strengthened by adequate awareness programs and facilities. Survey shows that the combined action of the municipal authorities and the residents of the wards is necessary in the entire process of management of solid waste.

Author Keywords: per capita, household waste, bio-degradable, storage, collection, dumpsite, attitude, awareness.


How to Cite this Article


Vincent Sequeira and J.S. Chandrashekar, “Solid Waste Management in Mangaluru City - A Case Study,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 420–427, January 2015.