Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 111-121 July-Sept 2011

 

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT OF WARANGAL CITY, INDIA

 

Shashidhar* and Ajit Kumar O.M.

Department of Civil Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering Division, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : April 29, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

The Warangal city generates about 300 tons of garbage daily which is dumped at Urusgutta by Warangal Municipal Corporation (WMC), India. From the physical analysis of waste it was found that about 40% can be composted and 20% can be recycled or reused and remaining may be landfilled. A sanitary landfill with single liner system was recommended for unsegregated and segregated waste dumping as per the specifications given in the Manual on Municipal Solid Waste Management, Government of India. Groundwater modeling was also developed by using MODFLOW software. The results showed that the movement of pollutant is in the northern direction and the conservative pollutant spread to a distance of 200m around the dump yard. It was also found that due to unscientific dumping at Urusgutta, groundwater around the dump yard was polluted and sanitary landfill may be the remedy for this problem.

 

Keywords : Solid waste, Sanitary landfill, Unsegregated dumping, Dumpyard, Groundwater

 

 

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