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).

Latest News for: Waste and waste management


County approves contract with Community House for child services

TDN 13 Nov 2019
The money is included in a two-year contract the Cowlitz County commissioners approved Tuesday with Community House to provide case management for families at the shelter.� ... Ron Williams, solid waste manager, said the equipment will help the landfill save money by more efficiently compacting waste.�....

Govt to BBMP: Send mixed waste to processing plants

The Times of India 12 Nov 2019
Days after the high court asked the government to supersede BBMP if it failed to implement Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules 2016, the state has issued a fresh diktat to the civic agency to send 2,800 metric tonnes of mixed waste to its processing units instead of landfilling it....

Swachh Bharat In The City

Indian Express 12 Nov 2019
Domestic waste in rural areas is also managed in a much better manner as it is segregated at the household level and a majority of it is used in the fields ... These municipalities do not have sufficient human resources in terms of engineers or sanitation staff to manage the waste ... The funds earmarked for solid waste management are minimal....

Basalt, Pitkin County won’t subsidize recycling center in 2020

Aspen Times 12 Nov 2019
The private firm Waste Management operates the Basalt recycling center. A Waste Management spokeswoman said the company only recently received notice that the governments won’t contribute to the operations starting in 2020 ... Waste Management has refused to operate the center on its own dime in the past....

No open dumpsite in San Fernando

Sun Star 12 Nov 2019
The inspection was led by Benny Antiporda, undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns ... 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act which prohibits local government units from establishing and operating open dump sites....

Michigan family documents waste-free efforts with popular blog

Wtop 12 Nov 2019
For me the mindset is recognizing that everything I bring into my life will eventually be waste and then managing for that,” Augustine told Grand Rapids ABC affiliate WZZM-TV on Monday. “We said, ‘Hey let’s try to live waste-free or zero-waste or with a specific focus on plastics,’ so eliminating single-use plastics.”....

Under the nose of warning signs, garbage lies in heaps in twin cities

The Times of India 12 Nov 2019
HDMC has, for many years now, been encouraging segregation of waste at the source, but this initiative has not yielded the desired result ... Executive engineer in the solid waste management (SWM) wing of HDMC Vijay Kumar said that he was not aware of residents continuing the practice of dumping waste at these black spots....

Klean Industries Selects EPC Partner & Begins Detailed Engineering Design for Boardman & Midlands Tyre ...

Omaha World-Herald 12 Nov 2019
The company’s blockchain solution for providing economic transparency and environmental accountability to the waste management sector which specialized in the incentivization of tire and plastic recycling ... clean power production, waste management, recycling, and resource recovery....

WISErg Corporation Appoints Industry Veteran as Chief Executive Officer

Ellensburg Daily Record 12 Nov 2019
"The WISErg technology and business model is an innovative solution to both the problems of food waste management and continuing sustainable growth in agricultural production ... proprietary technologies for converting food waste into high-value technical solutions for agriculture....

Bacolod villages urged to establish MRF

Sun Star 12 Nov 2019
The resolution, authored by Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez, stated that Section 32 of Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 provides the establishment of local government unit (LGU) MRF where there shall be an established MRF in every barangay or cluster of barangays....

Green transition

Dawn 12 Nov 2019
The lack of waste management is slowly but literally turning Pakistan into a wasteland ... sustainable handling of waste, protection of aquifers from pollution and saving on water resources are indispensable to Pakistan ... Waste-to-energy and recycling solutions could make it possible to put a value on waste and thereby finance solutions....


Dothan Eagle 12 Nov 2019
The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste ... We provide water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries optimize their resource management and strengthen their environmental and economic performances, in line with regulatory standards....

Capital Punishment: India's impending pollution crises

Deccan Herald 12 Nov 2019
... of urban and biomass waste, including harnessing methane gas emitted from waste sites as an alternative to incineration. On waste management, it is imperative that the BBMP redesign its strategies for waste reduction, waste separation, recycling and reuse or waste reprocessing....