Functional elements of solid waste management

The functional elements (stages) of solid waste management which are:

  • onsite handling, storage and processing
  • collection
  • transfer and transport
  • resource recovery and processing
  • disposal.

The complete set of functional elements will apply in urban centres managed by municipal authorities but not all of them will be relevant in rural areas.

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