oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Urban solid wastes engineering
|Article Title||Urban solid wastes engineering|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 City Engineers Department, Johannesburg, South Africa.|
|Publication Date||Nov 1974|
|Pages||329 - 341|
|Keyword(s)||Costs, Solid waste collection, Solid waste disposal, Urban refuse and Waste recycling|
The collection and disposal of urban solid wastes is one ofthe most important, yet most neglected aspects of urban engineering. The problem is complex and the operation inherently expensive. The paper defines the wastes problem, descriptionbes the essential elements of a collection and disposal system, deals with recycling of wastes, emphasizes the need for legislation and explains why the problem requires the urgent attention of engineers.
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