Pinnacle Environemtal & Earth Sciences

(ISSN: 2360-9478)

December 2015, Vol.2 (3).

© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

 

Domestic Solid Wastes Production and Containers Application in Temporary Storage in Khartoum State, Sudan

Nagat O. M. Elbaroudi1*, Salih E. M. Ahmed2, Eltayeb E.A. Adam3

College of Architecture and Planning1,2,3
Sudan University of Science and Technology,
Khartoum, Sudan.

Accepted 29 May, 2015; Available Online 11 June, 2015

Abstract:

One of the most pressing ecological issue in Khartoum State is domestic waste material storage with the absence or improper treatment of daily produced solid wastes from households in the state. This matter hasn`t been resolved in Sudan with providing the proper solutions addressing establishment of waste storage system through variable types of waste containers.
The main outcomes of this study are the revelation of the nature of domestic waste materials and containers used at household level which is the most important stage in waste management and systemization of the proper handling of domestic waste products.
This study was conducted with the aim of studying the nature of current domestic solid waste produced and containers used at house-hold level in Khartoum State, as well as studying the current system of waste storage containers through the sources of secondary data, covering the different locations in its three provinces.
The methodology of this research is based on a field research questionnaire in addition to field visits and visual inspections of current situation of processing the domestic waste materials inside and outside houses and they were distributed in the targeted quarters. The results were analyzed and discussed accordingly using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) program.
It has been found that, the organic nature of domestic waste materials produced in Khartoum State is dominant and containers used for temporary storage of domestic waste materials at house hold levels is through plastic bags.

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