Air pollution generation from municipal solid waste transport sector of Kolkata

This work presents an estimate of the air pollution from municipal solid waste transport haulage sector for the city of Kolkata. About 3000 MT/day of solid waste are generated in the city presuming generation rate of 450-500 gm/capita resident/day. On an average, 205 private carriers transport 60% of daily generated garbage (responsible for 44% of total air pollutants from municipal solid waste transport), while around 109 nos. of departmental vehicles transport the remaining 40% of waste (responsible for 56% of total pollution emission from waste transport).