Municipal Solid Waste Management in a Municipality of Chiapas, Mexico
Social Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 133-140
Received: Sep. 5, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 27, 2017; Published: Oct. 30, 2017
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Juan Antonio Araiza Aguilar, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute of Geography, Mexico City, Mexico
Juan Carlos Chávez Moreno, School of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Science and Arts of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexic
José Ariosto Moreno Pérez, School of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Science and Arts of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexic
María Neftalí Rojas-Valencia, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Coordination Mexico City, Mexico
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Abstract
This document provides a comprehensive review of the municipal solid waste management in the municipality of Villaflores, Chiapas, specifically the municipal seat and nearby towns. The main waste management problems were identified. Derived from the study, it was found that currently 0.707 kg/per capita day of solid waste are generated, equivalent to 59 tons/day, which are handled with limited equipment and personnel, leading to difficulties, specifically as regards final disposal. It was found that, despite the limited number and inferior characteristics of the existing collection vehicles, waste collection is moderately efficient (78%). Final disposal shows serious deficiencies, such as ruptures of cell geotextile liners, clogging of rainwater drain channel, neglected leachate evaporation pond, among others. To improve solid waste management at municipal level, the Department of Public Services in conjunction with the legal areas of the municipal council, and other external factors, such as academia and civil society organizations, should promote awareness strategies and waste separation at the source.
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Collection, Disposal, Generation, Sub-Products
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Juan Antonio Araiza Aguilar, Juan Carlos Chávez Moreno, José Ariosto Moreno Pérez, María Neftalí Rojas-Valencia, Municipal Solid Waste Management in a Municipality of Chiapas, Mexico, Social Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 133-140. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20170605.12
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