CHARACTERISTICS OF HOUSEHOLD SOLID WASTE IN HUE CITY
Keywords:characteristics, waste generation, household solid waste, Hue city.
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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