CHARACTERISTICS OF HOUSEHOLD SOLID WASTE IN HUE CITY

Authors

  • Tran Ngoc Tuan Faculty of Environmental Science, University of Sciences, Hue University, ¬ 77 Nguyen Hue Street, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province, Viet Nam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15625/2525-2518/55/4C/12147

Keywords:

characteristics, waste generation, household solid waste, Hue city.

Abstract

This paper examined the characteristics of household solid waste with a hope of contributing to the improvement of solid waste management in Hue city. The study was conducted by collecting, classifying and measuring household solid waste from 62 households in 7 consecutive days. A structure questionnaire was also used in the interviews with survey households to collect data on their demographic characteristics. The results show that the household solid waste was generated evenly on a daily basis with an amount of 286±171g/person/day during the weekdays. The composition of household domestic solid waste was divided into 17 different groups; of which, the two groups representing the largest amount were food waste (56.35 %) and garden waste (10.89 %). Hazardous waste accounted for a very small proportion (only 0.26 %). The detailed composition ratio of food, garden waste, nylon, paper, plastic, porcelain, etc. and mixed stuff were defined at 56.35 %, 10.89 %, 8.93 %, 3.22 %, 3.22 %, 3.02 %, etc. and 10,23 %, respectively.

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Published

2018-03-24

How to Cite

Tuan, T. N. (2018). CHARACTERISTICS OF HOUSEHOLD SOLID WASTE IN HUE CITY. Vietnam Journal of Science and Technology, 55(4C), 168. https://doi.org/10.15625/2525-2518/55/4C/12147

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