Household solid waste generation and composition: a case study in Palapye, Botswana

Abstract:

The purpose of this case study was to conduct a case study in the generation rate, composition, and characterise solid wastes from low, middle and high income households during weekdays and weekends in Palapye, Botswana. The study was conducted through sampling and analysis of the wastes from sampled households from each of the three categories. Palapye village does not have an engineered solid waste management system in place; hence the study can be used as a starting point. The village is rapidly urbanising with many shopping complexes coming up which will generate high amounts of solid wastes of different compositions. The lowest generation rate was 0.038 kg/capita/day from low income households during weekends and the highest was 0.364 kg/capita/day generated from high income households during weekends. The composition of the wastes was dominated by food wastes ranging from 46.44% to 80.78% with low income households generating the highest percentage during weekdays. The average moisture contents of samples from low, middle and high income households were 71% ± 0.0%, 66.3% ± 1.25% and 74.3% ± 2.2% respectively during weekdays compared to 77% ± 0.0%, 66.5% ± 3.5% and 69.3% ± 3.3% during weekends. The average moisture contents from low, middle and high income households were 71% ± 0.0%, 66.3% ± 1.25% and 74.3% ± 2.2% respectively during weekdays compared to 77% ± 0.0%, 66.5% ± 3.5% and 69.3% ± 3.3% during weekends. The results can be used as part of the waste management planning purpose by the Administrative Council of the area.
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APA

Ronald, D (2024). Household solid waste generation and composition: a case study in Palapye, Botswana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/household-solid-waste-generation-and-composition-a-case-study-in-palapye-botswana

MLA 8th

Ronald, Dikole "Household solid waste generation and composition: a case study in Palapye, Botswana" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/household-solid-waste-generation-and-composition-a-case-study-in-palapye-botswana. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

MLA7

Ronald, Dikole . "Household solid waste generation and composition: a case study in Palapye, Botswana". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 19 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/household-solid-waste-generation-and-composition-a-case-study-in-palapye-botswana >.

Chicago

Ronald, Dikole . "Household solid waste generation and composition: a case study in Palapye, Botswana" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/household-solid-waste-generation-and-composition-a-case-study-in-palapye-botswana