Municipal Solid Waste Characterization and It Is Assessment for Potential Compost Production: A Case Study in Zanjan City, Iran
American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 39-44
Received: Feb. 20, 2014; Published: Mar. 20, 2014
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Habib Fathi, Academic center for Education, Culture and Research, Environmental Research Instituterasht, Iran
Abdolhossinpari Zangane, Zanjan University Department of chemistry Zanjan, Iran
Hamed Fathi, Department of soil Sciences, college of Agriculture, Gorgan University of agriculture sciences and Natural resources Gorgan, Iran
hossein moradi, Higher educational complex of saravan, Iran
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The increasing amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) generations and their improper disposal have great social costs, and is an issue of increasing concern. There are strict mandatory targets in many nations to reduce the amount of MSW entering the landfill. At present, the source reducing, recycling, reusing, waste combusting, and also composting the MSW are the major strategies which are being advised spread across the world. Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) practices in Zanjan, a city with population of about 350,000 persons, are generating about 300 tons of MSW daily those are consisting of the collection, transportation and land filling of the wastes. The wastes are not recycled and composted but just mainly land filled. Therefore, this research is conducted to study the generation, characterization and management strategies of solid wastes in Zanjan city. The samplings of MSW were performed in all four seasons during 2010 and the contents of its main components are determined. The qualitative and quantitative results indicated that the composting of MSW is feasible and can be adopted as a proper MSWM approach in the studied area. Recycling of paper, plastic and glass along with composting of MSW are highly recommended.
Municipal Solid Waste Management, Composting, Recycling, Zanjan, Solid Waste
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Habib Fathi, Abdolhossinpari Zangane, Hamed Fathi, hossein moradi, Municipal Solid Waste Characterization and It Is Assessment for Potential Compost Production: A Case Study in Zanjan City, Iran, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 39-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140202.14
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