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


Opponents of plan to expand toxic waste plant seek support

Otago Daily Times 19 Feb 2020
The Waste Management Ltd plant on Marshs Rd. Photo. Geoff Sloan. Canterbury residents fighting to stop a toxic waste treatment plant from opening in their backyard are calling on local politicians to�support them ... ....

Petersburgh and Berlin wrestle with PFOA solutions

Times Union 19 Feb 2020
The towns are also considering reaching settlements from Taconic plastics, a local manufacturer blamed for much of the PFOA pollution in that area, and Covanta, a waste management firm that absorbed a company which had signed an agreement to oversee the landfill's closure in the 1990s....

2.5M pounds of radioactive waste illegally dumped

The Daily Astorian 18 Feb 2020
Chemical Waste Management, a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc., was illegally dumping radioactive materials it received from a North Dakota company, Goodnight Midstream, at its waste landfill near Arlington ... Initially, Chemical Waste Management had no records of a relationship with Goodnight Midstream ... Waste Management Inc....

South Jakarta Intensifies Waste Management Socialization

Berita Jakarta 18 Feb 2020
South Jakarta Administration intensifies waste management socialization at RW levels ... "We also reduce the waste from its source by adding waste management sites," he closed....

Waste dumping: Kerala pollution board to discuss the issue

Deccan Herald 18 Feb 2020
A state-level monitoring committee on waste management in Kerala is likely to discuss the illegal dumping of waste from Kerala in Karnataka even as top authorities of the Kerala government, including the state Health minister and environment secretary, maintained that they were ......

Waste management: Minister unveils Trivandrum Declaration

The Times of India 18 Feb 2020
Moideen said that for all such initiatives to be successful, public have to be prepared for reducing waste and for undertaking source-level waste management ... How we can line up people for noble causes regarding waste management is the major challenge ... waste treatment plants....

Casella buys Mass. trash hauler

Bennington Banner 18 Feb 2020
Loyal customers of Daley & Sons Trucking hardly will notice that the local trash hauler has been sold for nearly $1 million to a regional waste management firm in Vermont ... Daley & Sons will remain at its Route 102 location, where it opened a new waste management facility seven years ago ... TAM Waste Management Inc....

Trash for cash: Apps promote recycling through monetary rewards

The Jakarta Post 18 Feb 2020
For many people, waste management is still considered a bothersome chore ... easier for the residents of Jakarta, a city that produces approximately 7,700 tons of waste per day....

DILG exec dismayed over uncollected garbage in Angeles

Sun Star 18 Feb 2020
“This poor waste management will pose serious threats not just to the environment but also to public health ... 431, series of 2017, as our regulation for solid waste management,” Lazatin added ... Republic Act 9003, also known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 Section ......

Tadweer hosts workshop on waste management

Arab News 18 Feb 2020
In a bid to enhance the efficiency of integrated waste management services, Abu Dhabi Waste ... The workshop highlighted Tadweer’s commitment to maintaining competitiveness and continuing to develop the waste management sector to contribute to the emirate’s sustainable growth....

Anand Mahindra’s tweet on ‘rangoli bins’ in Indore sweeps social media

The Times of India 18 Feb 2020
in your town to emulate the neat demarcation of the vendors, the use of Rangoli, & waste segregation.” ... From waste collection to waste management, recycling to reusing the waste, Indore’s Swachh mission has grown in leaps and bounds, said IMC waste management consultant Asad Warsi....

Rostraver landfill, DEP reach agreement on liquids from oil, gas waste

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 18 Feb 2020
Tuesday’s consent order and agreement alleges that the landfill violated its waste permit and the Solid Waste Management Act by trucking the leachate to treatment facilities in Duncansville; Butler County; Bellaire, Ohio; and Alliance, Ohio ... leachate management plan....

City of Stillwater partners on OSU invention that turns waste into fuel

Stillwater News Press 18 Feb 2020
But Oklahoma State University and the Stillwater Utilities Authority have agreed to partner on a project that could alleviate some of the headaches associated with municipal waste management ... The gasifier could be scaled to take more material and adapted to burn at least a certain percentage of other types of waste....