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SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: PROCESSING, TREATMENT AND LANDFILLING

10.1 INTRODUCTION: Processing AND TREATMENT OF SOLID WASTE

By now it has been quite clearly understood that some of the materials in solid waste can be recovered and recycled for manufacture of either the same or new products. Recyclable materials need to be sorted to separate the glass, plastics, newspaper, cans and so forth. This can be accomplished at materials recovery facility (MRF) if the community has a recycling system in place. (where some of the separation is done by consumers, some by crew of the recycling truck and some is typically done at MRF) In absence of such system, (where recyclable materials are mixed with all of the other wastes collected) the facility that ...

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