Approaches toward Sustainable Urban Solid Waste Management: Sahakaranagar Layout

  • Jonathan Elisha Mull
  • Published 2005


Rapid growth in population has added unmatched burdens to the urban municipal systems currently collecting and disposing of solid wastes. In Bangalore, India, the recent growth in the local economy has led to the rapid expansion of Bangalore District’s development and population, which includes the surrounding municipalities. The increasing population and development has produced increasing volumes of waste to be managed by the current systems in place. Local solid waste management has not met the excess demand for proper waste disposal creating a backlog of wastes that accumulate within the urban environment. The deterioration of the urban environment reinforces incorrect disposal habits as people do not see their individual impact on such an environment. The Integrated Urban Environment Initiative for Sahakaranagar Layout (IUEISL) aims to create an improved community based solid waste management program through conducting community awareness and education programs, improving the existing solid waste management program with the construction of a composting/dry waste segregation facility and providing education and sanitary working conditions for employees of the solid waste management program. The aim of this paper is to identify current problems creating unsustainable solid waste management, evaluate the sustainable potential for the program, and where possible propose viable solutions to create a sustainable solid waste management system.

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@inproceedings{Mull2005ApproachesTS, title={Approaches toward Sustainable Urban Solid Waste Management: Sahakaranagar Layout}, author={Jonathan Elisha Mull}, year={2005} }