Waste management

Waste management is all those activities and action required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes amongst other things, collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation. It also encompasses the legal and regulatory framework that relates to waste management encompassing guidance on recycling etc.

The term usually relates to all kinds of waste, whether generated during the extraction of raw materials, the processing of raw materials into intermediate and final products, the consumption of final products, or other human activities, including municipal (residential, institutional, commercial), agricultural, and special (health care, household hazardous wastes, sewage sludge). Waste management is intended to reduce adverse effects of waste on health, the environment or aesthetics.

Waste management practices are not uniform among countries (developed and developing nations); regions (urban and rural area), and sectors (residential and industrial).

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Swachh survey: 9 teams formed for waste mgmt

The Times of India 20 Oct 2021
9 teams formed for waste mgmt ... If any BWG doesn’t process their waste, a penalty of Rs 25,000 will be imposed on them under the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. “Also, banquet halls and hotels located within MCG limits will have to ensure compliance of waste management rules and manage waste at their own level....

Tawal to reduce carbon footprint with recycling agreement

Arab News 20 Oct 2021
“Tawal’s sustainability initiatives are the result of our commitment toward our society and environment to reduce carbon emissions and reduce waste, and that is why our partnership with Holoul Company was to establish a qualitative and sustainable approach to managing e-waste and ......

MCC warns action against bulk waste generators

The Times of India 20 Oct 2021
Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) authorities have directed all bulk waste generators to begin on-site composting of wet waste before October 31 ... MCC commissioner Akshy Sridhar said several establishments have failed to comply with the guidelines as per the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules-2016 and MCC Solid Waste Treatment Bylaws....

Tamil Nadu: Nandivaram-Guduvanchery town panchayat fined Rs 32 lakh for dumping waste

The Times of India 20 Oct 2021
On a daily basis, the town panchayat, with a population of about 44,000 people, generates about 13 tonnes of municipal solid waste from its 18 wards ... When these residents approached the NGT in 2016, the town panchayat was not only ordered to stop dumping wastes over there but also asked to come up with an effective solid waste management plan....

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office in need of new firing range

Kingsport Times-News 20 Oct 2021
In 2020, the landfill was purchased by Waste Management, Cassidy said, and he was notified last October that would mean no more access to the firing range. Waste Management has a nationwide policy of no firearms on its properties, Cassidy said he was told, and the sheriff’s office originally was told to vacate the property by Dec....

Brush rots, no solutions found

El Campo Leader-News 20 Oct 2021
They should have been collected before Waste Connections finished their final run on Sept ... “The question is if Waste Connections is willing to rectify the situation,” City Manager Courtney Sladek told the Leader-News Monday ... “The city still has an outstanding check to Waste Connections,” Sladek said....

People: Taylors Solicitors; OBI; Public Sector Plc; Inciner8; Legal & General Capital

The Business Desk 20 Oct 2021
Southport-based waste management specialist, Inciner8, has appointed Chris Russell as its new engineering manager ... “In the waste management sector, efficiency and quality of product are key to achieving results ... the face of a growing need for sustainable waste management solutions....

Bjagay Menchhu’s growing popularity

Kuensel 20 Oct 2021
Other project activities included landscaping and waste management ... The facility is outsourced to a local who has hired a few staff members to provide services like heating the stones, filling and cleaning the tubs in the evening, maintaining the toilet facilities, managing the waste, and running a canteen....

Dominguez taps youth vs climate change

Manila Bulletin 20 Oct 2021
Finance Secretary Carlos G ... Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III ... “We have no time to waste ... 20. Klimathon is an innovation lab focused on new and workable solutions that can help address current issues and challenges about the climate crisis ... plastic waste management; energy efficiency and renewable energy; and food security ... ....

State regulators reach settlement on Colstrip ash pond cleanup; deal leaves door open for Talen alternative

Missoulian 20 Oct 2021
“This settlement agreement does not change DEQ’s remedy decision and will ensure that design and implementation of Alternative 10 continues to move forward, while allowing Talen Montana the flexibility to concurrently evaluate one additional remedy option,” said Jenny Chambers, DEQ Waste Management and Remediation division administrator....

Proposed $98M 3M settlement with Decatur, county would replace Aquadome

Decatur Daily 20 Oct 2021
The 25-acre Aquadome facility, currently in use, sits above a closed municipal landfill that contains PFAS-contaminated 3M waste, according to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management ... into last year between 3M and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management....

Kelowna residents face fines of up to $150 for attracting, or feeding dangerous wildlife

Castanet 20 Oct 2021
The fine of $150 results from changes to the Solid Waste Management bylaws ... The RDCO is also pilot testing wildlife resistant garbage carts for possible use ... .......

‘Garbage a kill wi’

The Gleaner 20 Oct 2021
TEMPERS FLARED during last Thursday’s monthly ......