Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF SABZEVAR UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016 , Volume 22 , Number 6; Page(s) 937 To 943.
 
Paper: 

A SURVERY ON THE AMOUNT OF SOLID WASTE PRODUCED IN THE MASHHAD CITY IN 2012

 
 
Author(s):  RASTEGAR AYOOB, GHASEMI LEILA, ALLAHABADY AHMAD, FARZADKIA MAHDI
 
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Abstract: 

Introduction: One of the ways of optimizing the management of solid waste, is recycling which has considerable economic and environmental benefits. Whitout knowing the amount of the waste and its components, the possibility of accurate planning and optimization of the waste management system does not exist. The aim of this study was to evaluate a quantitative and qualitative and recycling potential of solid wastes in 13 regions of Mashhad.
Methods: This study was conducted during the 12 mounths of 2012 in 13 regions of Mashhad municipality. This research was needed to know the phisical analysis of waste, so the information and statistical analysis of Waste Management Organization of Mashhad was used.
Results: The solid parts of studied waste were paper and cardboard (46.7%), bread (10.8%), plastic (9.7%), metals (6.8%), glass (5%) and others (20%). There was a significant relationship between the amount of solid wastes in winter and summer months. The total income from selling of recycled materials was 14, 793, 458, 000rials. The income from selling of recycled paper is higher than other dry wastes.
Conclusions: The amount of recycled dry solid waste was26.15%. It is recommended that by performing comprehensive studies and appropriate managemnt can effectively increase the percentage of recycling dry waste as well as proper recycling will lead to revenue and creating jobs in this sector.

 
Keyword(s): MUNICIPAL WASTE, SOLID WASTE, RECYCLING, MASHHAD MUNICIPALITY
 
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