Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2019)
Municipal solid waste management in Bhubaneswar: Current practices, challenges and prospects
Author(s): Arun Kumar Mohanta, CR Sahoo, KC Sethi
Abstract: Over the past decade, generation of municipal solid wastes (MSW) in Bhubaneswar has increased more than 60%. However, MSW management in Bhubaneswar can be considered relatively poor and disorganised. The most preferred of MSW disposal method in Bhubaneswar is through landfilling due to several factors. This method is not sustainable and brings a lot of problems. This paper reviews the characteristics of Bhubaneswar MSW, reports the current practices of MSW management, and provides some suggestions to improve MSW management system in Bhubaneswar. In recent years, management of municipal solid waste has been a serious environmental issue of concern. Unhealthy waste disposal practises pave a way for air, water, soil and land pollution. Sanitary landfills are a great solution for this. Sanitary landfills are engineered means of confining waste to as small an area as possible, Covering it with daily layers of earth and compacting it to reduce its volume. The different techniques for the disposal of solid waste like incineration, composting, recycle, landfilling etc. The collection, transportation and disposal of the waste for Bhubaneswar City is done by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.