Urbanization | VOL. 12, ISSUE 73, July-August 2012

Regional Approach to Municipal Solid Waste Management

Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is a major concern for muni-cipalities in the absence of trained manpower and adequate financial sources. Despite an overarching responsibility for MSWM, most municipalities are unable to provide a proper system to tackle the situation. Municipal agencies spend about 5-25 per cent of their budget on MSWM and yet the present level of service in many urban areas is so low that there is a threat to public health in particular and the environment in...

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