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Quantity and Quality Analysis of Malayer Municipal Solid Wastes from Autumn 2006 until Summer 2007

Author(s): A.H Sayyahzadeh | M.T Samadi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Health and Environment
ISSN 2008-2029

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 94;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Solid Waste | Municipal Waste | Recycling | Malayer

"n "nBackgrounds and Objectives: Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management and planning without  adequate and reliable data about its physical components and generation rate are not obtainable. Because of MSW collection and landfilling expenses, in last decades, reuse and recycle of its components as an environmental object have been considered."nMaterials and Methods:In this research, in order to determine the possibility of source recycling application in Malayer and physical composition of MSW, samples were taken by Truck-Load method and cluster random sampling from autumn 2006 until summer 2007 and analyzed for physical components percents. The obtained data were analyzed by One-Way ANOVA and Tuky statistical test. Also, public partnership was investigated. Public opinion deliberation was accomplished by dividing the city into several clusters. Questionnaires were filled by oral interview conversation."nResults: The results showed that average daily generation rate was 138 Tons and 0.88 Kg per person per day. The average percent of recyclable materials was about 11% of total daily generated wastes. Also 99% of residents had positive response to source recycling plans."nConclusion: In general, by planning of enforceable reuse and recycling programmes, could avoid  of 15 Tons of recyclable materials burial and save 19 millions Rials each day.
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