Solid waste Management and Recycling

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Course Venue:

Lecture Room 4035

College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology

Course Schedule

9 AM: 
12 PM
Course Code: 
CIV 7261
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course covers technological and non-technological aspects of solid waste management. Technological aspects include municipal solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, energy recovery, incineration, hazardous waste management and waste disposal on land. Non-technological aspects include policy development, legislation, institutional arrangements, financing, stakeholder involvement, and privatization of solid waste management services and operations.                                                                                                                                                                                                Objectives:

  •  To provide students with up-to-date knowledge regarding technological, organisational and legislative developments and practices of handling solid wastes worldwide.


Learning Outcomes: 

On completing the course, students should be able:

  • To define and implement integrated solutions to the challenges posed by solid wastes in urban environment;
  • To design a solid waste management system that is capable of functioning not only in situations where sufficient resources are available but also under the more challenging conditions usually prevailing in (large) cities in low-income countries.


Solid waste Management and Recycling
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