GSPH 338 Solid Waste Management


The course will examine the following:

Definition: Waste, refuse, rubbish, recycling, waste management.

Classification of solid wastes by characteristics and source. Sources of solid waste generation: domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, hospital, institutions, etc.

Waste generation: Individual, community.

Hazards of solid waste accumulation in the community (health, land, degradation, property devaluation, etc) Methods of Storage, collection, transportation, treatment and final disposal.Financing and tariff systems for solid waste management.

Types of legislation and bye-laws needed for solid waste management.

Institutional arrangements: Central, regional, district and town level organizations, human resource development.