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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (553) Last page : (558)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2996

Waste Disposal Methods followed by the Residents of Dharwad City

Yogita V. Masur1* and Renuka S. Salunke2
1*Ph.D Scholar, Department of Family Resource Management, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad 580005, Karnataka
2Professor and Sr.Scientist, AICRP-FRM,MARS, University of Agricultural Sciences
Dharwad-580005, Karnataka
*Corresponding Author E-mail: yogitavm7@gmail.com
Received: 19.05.2017  |  Revised: 30.05.2017   |  Accepted: 2.06.2017  


Solid waste management is one of the important and crucial issue of urban management. It is an issue of day to day life and involves each and every citizen in the whole process which covers all functional elements from waste generation to final disposal. In management of solid waste, disposal practices of residents play an important role to maintain the hygiene and update the cleanliness of an environment. Hence, the present study was taken to collect the primary data on waste disposal practices by residents of various types of dwellings. All the zones from Dharwad city were selected under the study. Based on purposive sampling technique four types of dwelling namely independent, apartment, urban slum and quarters were considered. the total sample for the study comprised 390 households. Structured interview schedule was used to collect the data from the selected households. Irrespective of types of dwellings most of the respondents (35.13%) belonged to 36-44 yrs and nearly 51 per cent of the respondents belonged to upper caste., more than 85 per cent of the respondents were married,majority of the respondents themselves (24.10%) disposed the waste into community bins.Irrespective of types of dwellings majority of respondents disposed the wet waste followed by reused the  plastic waste and recycled/sold the paper waste. The waste is segregated into wet and dry at household level and every household should follow 3 R’s (recycle, reuse, refuse) then the quantity of waste generation could be reduced to larger extent and which will have positive effect on solid waste management.

Key words: Solid Waste Management, Waste Disposal, Types of Dwellings.

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Cite this article: Masur, Y.V. and Salunke, R.S., Waste Disposal Methods followed by the Residents of Dharwad City, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 553-558 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2996