Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Terminology

Solid waste is the unwanted or useless solid materials produced from human activities in residential, industrial or commercial areas. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) - more regularly known as garbage or trash - comprises of everyday items we use and then throw away, such as product packaging, furniture, appliances, paint, clothing, bottles, grass clippings, food scraps, newspapers and batteries. This originates from our homes, schools, hospitals, and organisations.

Where does our Trash go

India is facing a huge solid-waste disposal problem, especially in urban areas. In metro cities in India, an individual produces an average of 0.8 kg/waste/person daily basis. Municipal Solid Waste typically contains 51% organic waste, 17% recyclables, 11% hazardous and 21% inert waste. However, about 40% of all Municipal Solid Waste isn't gathered at all and hence lies littered in the city/town and finds its way to nearby drains and water bodies, causing choking as well as contamination of surface water. Unsegregated collection of waste and its transportation leads to dumping in the open areas, which produces leachate and gaseous emissions besides causing an annoyance in the surrounding environment. Leachate contaminates the groundwater as well as surface water in the vicinity and gaseous emissions contribute to global warming.

Services’ for Waste Management

Solid Waste Management reduces or eliminates the adverse impact on the environment and human health. Various number of processes are involved in effectively managing Municipal Solid Waste. Warranium Energy offers a complete solid waste management solution for commercial and industrial waste collection, transfer stations, waste transfer, recycling activities, landfill management and material trading.