The municipal solid waste system and solid waste characterization at the municipality of Veles, Macedonia

Kiril Hristovski, Larry Olson, Nicholas Hild, Danny Peterson, Scott Burge

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Abstract

A short-term study to characterize the solid waste stream in the Municipality of Veles, Macedonia, was performed during a 1 week period in the summer of 2002. In this study, several important parameters of the municipal solid waste stream were assessed. It was estimated that the average daily generation rate is 1.06 ± 0.56 kg/cap/day, while the specific weights of the uncompacted and compacted solid waste are approximately 140.5 kg/m3 and 223 kg/m3, respectively. Furthermore, it was estimated that the daily generated volume of uncompacted waste is 7.5 ± 4 L/cap/day. Although the short-term study is characterized by numerous limitations, in the absence of other existing data, such a study with direct measurements could significantly contribute to the development of an efficient solid waste management system in countries with economies in transition like Macedonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1680-1689
Number of pages10
JournalWaste Management
Volume27
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal

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