Title: Solid waste management strategies and practices that work: a developing country perspective

Authors: Stephen E. Mbuligwe

Addresses: Department of Environmental Engineering, Ardhi University (ARU) (formerly University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS)), P.O. Box 35176, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Abstract: Solid Waste Management (SWM) is a critical environmental management issue because of the ubiquity of solid waste in the human environment and its adverse environmental and health implications. These catalyse attempts to devise new and refine the existing SWM strategies and practices. This paper discusses strategies and practices that enabled Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania, to reverse its once deplorable SWM situation. The paper highlights both the reported SWM improvement and the evidence of the improvement. To systematically crystallise the merits and demerits of the case study improved SWM system, a SWOT analysis is also presented.

Keywords: SWM contractors; solid waste management; privatisation; PPPs; public–private partnerships; Tanzania; environmental management; SWM practices; SWM strategies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2012.048371

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2012 Vol.10 No.2/3, pp.201 - 221

Published online: 13 Dec 2014 *

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