Pinnacle Engineering & Technology

(ISSN: 2360-9508)

April 2015, Vol. 3 (2).

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

Research Article


Solid Wastes Management In Urban Areas: The Case of Khartoum State, Sudan

Nagat Osman Mansour Elbaroudi1*, S.E. M. Ahmed & E. E.A. Adam3

1,2,3College of Architecture and Planning,
University of Science and Technology,
Khartoum, Sudan.

Accepted 13 April, 2015; Available Online 17 April, 2015


As one of the most effective reasons causing ecological deterioration in Khartoum State is 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 transportation of the solid waste materials from their sources of production to be hygienically disposed in the allocated areas for this purpose.
The main outcomes of this study are the defects in the Khartoum State experiences and practice of solid wastes management starting from house-to-house collection up to final dumping and disposal in terms of manpower, machineries, methods and available funds making it difficult to manage the daily produced waste materials of 4800 m3 (According to Statistics of Ministry of Health and Environment).
This study was conducted with the aim of studying the current solid waste management methods in Khartoum State covering the different locations in its three provinces (Khartoum, Omdurman and Khartoum North) with the aim to enable designation of comprehensive system for the domestic solid waste management, in terms of collection, sorting, transportation and disposition in correct manner.
The methodology of this research is based on a field research questionnaire in addition to filed 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 methods of solutions, collection tools, collection routes are inefficient.

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