Ecofriendly approach of urban solid waste management: a case study of Jalgaon city, Maharashtra

J Environ Biol. 2005 Oct;26(4):747-52.


In India, the traditional methods are used for urban solid waste management. These practices are associated with degradation of the urban environment Hence, an environmentally sound garbage management system is required for the urban waste management. The concept of waste minimization needs to be adopted in such systems. It is possible to implement certain corrective measures at collection, storage, transport and disposal of urban solid waste to minimize the adverse impacts on the environment The present investigations are emphasized on generation, characterzation and ecofriendly disposal of solid waste generated in Jalgaon city, Maharashtra. In the present study the waste generation at source was studied in the various income groups of the city. The per capita waste generation was studied by sampling the waste directly from the source of generation. The study reveals that the waste generation is large in the high-income group followed by middle and low-income group public. Further the physicochemical characterization of the waste was also studied. The data generated will help to develop environmentally sound and economically feasible solid waste management system for Ihe city.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Cities*
  • Conservation of Natural Resources / methods*
  • Garbage*
  • India
  • Refuse Disposal / methods*
  • Socioeconomic Factors