Municipal Solid Waste Generation Rate and Characterization in Tepi Town, Southwest Ethiopia
International Journal of Environmental Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2018, Pages: 43-48
Received: Oct. 2, 2018; Accepted: Oct. 25, 2018; Published: Nov. 27, 2018
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Berhe Akele, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural and Computational Science, Raya University, Maichew, Ethiopia
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The study was focused on municipal solid waste generation rate and characterization in Tepi town southwest Ethiopia. In this study random sampling was used in all the three kebeles. 100 households from each kebele were taken. All the samples were collected characterized and weighted. The municipal solid wastes were classified into biodegradable recyclable and non-recyclable. The study was categorized into four seasons. In the summer season 116213 kg solid waste was generated. From this 111882 kg biodegradable 979 kg recyclable and 3352 kg non-recyclable. In the spring season 118881 kg solid waste was generated. Out of this 115240 kg biodegradable 1161 kg recyclable and 2480 kg non-recyclable. In the winter season 118874 kg solid waste was generated. From this 115234 kg biodegradable 1175 kg recyclable and 2465 kg non-recyclable. In the outman season 117265 kg solid waste was generated. Out of this 112872 kg biodegradable 1017 kg recyclable and 3376 kg non-recyclable. The municipal solid waste of Tepi town composed of 455228 kg (96.6%) biodegradable 4337 kg (0.93%) recyclable and 11673 kg (2.49%) non-recyclable. On average from June/2015 – May/2016 9817.35 kg of solid waste was generated per week from Tepi town. From this 9483.92 kg biodegradable 90.25 kg recyclable and 243.19 kg non-recyclable.
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Berhe Akele, Municipal Solid Waste Generation Rate and Characterization in Tepi Town, Southwest Ethiopia, International Journal of Environmental Chemistry. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2018, pp. 43-48. doi: 10.11648/j.ijec.20180202.13
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