Municipal solid waste (MSW) is a heterogeneous refuse from households, non-hazardous solid waste from industrial, commercial and institutional establishments, market waste, yard waste and road sweepings. It poses a great health and environmental hazard and needs to be scientifically managed in terms of collection, transfer, treatment and disposal.
Effective MSW Management depends upon an appropriate distribution of responsibilities among many stakeholders including local self-government. Like all the waste management strategies, MSW also first needs to be fully characterized over all the seasons and localities.
|Ash content||Mercury||Sulphur content|
|Cadmium||Moisture Content||Total chromium|
|Carbon nitrogen ratio||Nickel||Total nitrogen|
|Chlorides||pH||Total organic carbon|
|Electrical conductivity||Physical characterization||Water soluble solids|
|Gross calorific value||Potassium||Zinc|