October 11, 2018

Waste Disposal Management

What is Waste Disposal Management?

South Africans alone are responsible for producing a hopping 220 million tons of waste a year. This number is far more than any other nation in the world. Because of this fact both the government and environmental associations have developed numerous methods of dealing with the problem. Waste management is that solution, a rather complex issue that encompasses more than 20 different industries. Waste management is collection, transportation, and disposal of garbage, sewage and other waste products.

Waste disposal management is the process of treating solid wastes and offers variety of solutions for recycling items that don’t belong to trash. It is about how garbage can be used as a valuable resource. Waste disposal management is something that every household and business owner in the world needs. Waste disposal management disposes of the products and substances that you have use in a safe and efficient manner.

According to Wikipedia

Waste disposal management or Waste disposal is all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes amongst other things, collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation. It also encompasses the legal and regulatory framework that relates to waste management encompassing guidance on recycling etc.

Various Methods of Waste Disposal Management

Although there are many methods available to dispose of waste. Let’s look at some of the most commonly used methods that you should know about waste disposal management.

Landfills

Throwing daily waste/garbage in the landfills is the most popularly used method of waste disposal management used today. This process of waste disposal management focuses attention on burying the waste in the land. Landfills are commonly found in developing countries. There is a process used that eliminates the odours and dangers of waste before it is placed into the ground. While it is true this is the most popular form of waste disposal, it is certainly far from the only procedure and one that may also bring with it an assortment of space.

Incineration/Combustion

Incineration or combustion is a type waste disposal management method in which municipal solid wastes are burned at high temperatures to convert them into residue and gaseous products. The biggest advantage of this type of method is that it can reduce the volume of solid waste to 20 to 30 percent of the original volume, decreases the space they take up and reduce the stress on landfills.

 

Recovery and Recycling

Resource recovery is the process of taking useful discarded items for a specific next use. These discarded items are then processed to extract or recover materials and resources or convert them to energy in the form of useable heat, electricity or fuel.