Municipal solid waste (MSW) management is considered to be one of the major problems being faced by municipalities in the developing countries around the world and National Capital Territory of Delhi in India is not an exception. Appropriate solid waste management of a city is crucial for public health and aesthetic surroundings. The objectives of the present study are to assess the strategies adopted by the various civic agencies for management of MSW and to determine the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the waste produced.

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During 2000, the estimated quantity of solid waste generated in Delhi, India was more than 9000 tones per day. This is one of the biggest sources of environmental degradation in capital city of India. Since 1950's over 12 large landfill have been packed with all kinds of nonbiodegradable and toxic waste of Delhi. The area covered is at least 1% (14.83 square kilometer) of total Delhi's area.