What Is Solid Waste?

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1.2 Waste Waste is defined to be a material which possesses either of solid or semi-solid characteristics that are no more consider to retain its useful and sufficient value (Gilpin, 1976). In simple terms, solid waste is defined by USEPA (2002) as any abandoned or considered waste-like (discarded) material which has list its value. There are different types of waste: municipal waste (including household and commercial waste), industrial waste (including manufacturing), hazardous waste, and construction and demolition waste. Mining waste, waste from electrical and electronic equipment, biodegradable municipal waste, packaging waste, and agricultural waste are also types of waste. Solid wastes can be in any state be it solid, liquid, or semi-solid…show more content…
They results from industrial, commercial, mining, agricultural operations, and also from community activities such as waste tyres, scrap metal, latex paints, furniture toys, garbage, appliances and vehicles, oil and anti-freeze, empty aerosol cans, paint cans and compressed gas cylinders, construction and demolition debris, and asbestos (Bamgbose, et al., 2000). However, according to Afon, (2006) and Bassey, et al., (2006), municipal solid wastes are described to be most of the commonly known garbage wastes which consists of everyday items that are thrown away by public. It covers all materials that are discarded which may be a product of packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, appliances, paint, and batteries among…show more content…
It also offers solutions for recycling items that do not belong to garbage or trash. As long as people have been living in settlements and residential areas, garbage or solid waste has been an issue. Waste management is all about how solid waste can be changed and used as a valuable resource. Solid waste management should be embraced by each and every household including the business owners across the world. Industrialization has brought a lot of good things and bad things as well. One of the negative effects of industrialization is the creation of solid waste (CEF,
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