The Dynamic Nature of MSW Management

Manfred Fehr

DOI: 10.2190/9J1F-8TVX-C987-GCR8


The MSW problem is defined. Management models of different countries are discussed. The contribution of engineering to waste handling is described by typical examples. The necessity of good and dynamic management practice is shown. The inefficiencies of some established management methods from an engineering point of view are demonstrated. Particular difficulties encountered in improving established practices are described. A conceptual model for handling MSW is developed that may be used as base case for a variety of locations. It avoids all identified inefficiencies. A South American situation forms the background for the model. Local conditions of informal economy are incorporated to advantage. Public participation is obtained through selected test units. Further experimentation is indicated. Candidacies from interested towns are invited to test the model.

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