Municipal Solid Waste Source Identification, Characterization and Physical Composition Analysis, Case Study Wolkite Town, Ethiopia
American Journal of Environmental Protection
Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 48-53
Received: Apr. 14, 2019; Accepted: Jun. 13, 2019; Published: Jul. 15, 2019
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Yenenesh Hailu, Department of Natural Resources Management, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia
Terefe Hanchiso, Department of Natural Resources Management, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia
Abreham Bereta, Department of Natural Resources Management, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia
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Solid waste, which is a consequence of day-to-day activity of human kind, needs to be managed properly. This study deals with municipal solid waste source identification, characterization and physical composition analysis the case of wolkite town, Ethiopia. inorder to conduct this study both primary and secondary data were collected and analyzed, subsequently the Findings of this study revealed that household, hotel, restorante, Kera, schools & university, chat chewing residence are identified as major source of solid waste. Regarding solid waste physical composition and characterization analysis result indicated that in wolkite town the larger portion of solid waste generating is food and food related which constituted 25.86% followed by ash and fine sand which constituted 24.3%, the third major kind of solid waste generated from the town at the household level is a mixture of different material named as other, then manure constituted 12.17%, chat, leaves &grasses, plastic, Festal, paper, textile, and glass & ceramic constituted 5.7%, 5.7%, 4.2%, 3.42%, 1.9% and 0.39%. Thus the finding of this study recommend to work on community awareness creation about proper solid waste management, and, it is very crucial to apply appropriate solid waste management system mechanism and establish small scale enterprise those will collect solid waste in the town.
Solid Waste, Physical Composition, Characterization
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Yenenesh Hailu, Terefe Hanchiso, Abreham Bereta, Municipal Solid Waste Source Identification, Characterization and Physical Composition Analysis, Case Study Wolkite Town, Ethiopia, American Journal of Environmental Protection. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2019, pp. 48-53. doi: 10.11648/j.ajep.20190802.12
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