Utilisation of Municipal Solid Waste is important to curb the ever rising demand of scarce land for its disposal. Changing life style patterns, particularly in urban areas, has led to increase in generation of MSW. Municipal solid waste from Indian cities estimated to have 40% - 60% organic matter, which could be recycled as compost. The most suitable way to recycle it with low investment is aerobic composting using windrow method. With the compliance of Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000, many cities in India are making compost with organic portion of MSW.

This study investigated the use of effective microorganisms (EM) for enhancement of biogas production through composting of solid pyrethrum remains after extraction of pyrethrins (marc). The laboratory scale experiment involved composting of the waste as substrate mixed with EM at different ratios consisting of a control, substrate with EM at of 1:250, 1:500, and 1:1000 v/v. Results show highest production of biogas at EM ratio 1:500 v/v, while biogas produced at EM ratio of 1:250 v/v had the highest methane yield.

Fire that broke out at the compost yard of the municipality at Sekkadi Jebamalaipuram near Srinivasapuram here on Sunday night brings into focus the need for improving solid waste management in the town.

Every day, about 110 tonnes of garbage are dumped at the compost yard. But they are not segregated into biodegradable and non-degradable waste. This has to be addressed as segregation will improve waste management.

Karur municipality’s civic refuse dumping site euphemistically dubbed the solid waste compost yard on the Vangal Road here is all set to undergo improvements at a cost of Rs.2.72 crore under the solid waste management schedule of Integrated Urban Development Mission.

The Vangal Road compost yard is spread over 21 acres divided into three zones of seven acres each. Now the municipality has planned to carry out development works at two of the three zones at the yard where all town’s civic waste is dumped every day.

The compost products are useful in increasing soil fertility and decrease dumped municipal solid waste. Composting is accepted because it is economically and environmentally a safe method. Fungi are used for proper recycling of wastes. During the process of composting many physical parameters like pH, moisture content, Ash, weight loss increased.

Solid waste management (SWM) strategies offer huge potentials to contribute to climate change mitigation. To assess the potentials of SWM to contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and resource recovery, available technologies and strategies have to be analyzed. In this work, a SWM-GHG calculator was used to compare different potential strategies for waste management considering economic situation, environmental and social awareness in Jordan.

While it seems logical that many restaurants have already begun to reap the benefits of installing onsite worm composting operations, airports may not be the first place people would think of to ha

The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the anaerobic digestion and composting process for disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) on economical aspects. Economic evaluation includes 3 major costs: (i) capital cost, (ii) operation and maintenance cost and (iii) reinvestment cost.

ARANTHANGI: The Aranthangi Municipality in coordination with the public and service organisations, will take up the solid waste management programme in a phased manner in all wards, said P. Mariappan, Municipal Chairman.

Speaking at a function to mark the inauguration of the two-day training on

The present paper deals with the characterization of solid waste. During the study period Chitrakoot Nagar Panchayat, the MSW composition was found as polythene (10.12%), plastic (4.78%), rubber (3.70%), metals (2.84%), glass (4.08%), wood (5.55%), cotton and cloths (4.29%), paper and cardboards (7.77%), vegetable wastes (11.66%), soil and constructional wastes (29.87%), garden waste (9.73%), rags (2.29%) and ash (3.32%).