Solid Waste Management in Urban Landscapes areas
Waste generation has increased rapidly due to population growth and industrialization. Because of this, the management of municipal solid waste has become an acute problem to the society. Solid waste management is an important obligatory function and also one of the primary responsibilities of the municipal authorities. There are many operations performed in the process of collection, segregation, processing and disposal of the municipal solid waste. This paper deals with the general view of municipal solid waste management, practices and its implications on environment in Annamalainagar region of Cuddalore district. The solid wastes accumulated in Annamalainagar town panchayat is perfectly managed by the municipal authorities. Resource Recovery Park is a place where the collected and segregated solid wastes are further processed. Under the scheme of URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPEMENT SCHEME IN SATELLITE TOWN, the resource recovery park in Annamalai nagar was set up at an area of 4650 m2. This park had an objective to recover some beneficial materials from the municipal solid waste generated by the people through compost making. This is an ideal solution for urban environmental problems caused by solid waste generation.