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Design of sanitary landfills in Jordan for sustainable solid waste management

Publiceringsår: 2010
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 1880-1884
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Journal of Applied Sciences Research
Volym: 6
Nummer: 11
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: INSInet Publication


Municipal solid waste is one of the major environmental problems in Jordan. The World Bank visibility study (2004) showed that the rate of production of solid waste in Jordan was estimated annually of about 1.46 million ton, and is expected to reach 2.5 million ton by the year 2015 with a generation of 0.9/kg/capita/day. This solid waste volume is still increasing at high rates due to the rapid increase of populations and change in living standards and the consumption patterns. The majorities of landfills in Jordan are practicing open dumping and thus cause various environmental problems such as health hazards, surface water and ground water contamination, odors, etc. Sanitary landfills offer a viable option for the Common

Service Councils (CSCs) which are responsible for operation and management of disposal sites in the country, to deal with the environmental hazards caused by open dumps practice within its financial constraints. If sanitary landfills are conducted properly, the negative environmental impacts can be kept to a minimum level. This paper will discuss the environmental, economic and social opportunities of moving open dumps toward sanitary landfills such a transfer is necessary and it could play important roles in tackling the pressing solid waste problems and a forward step for an approach for integrated solid waste management in the country.


  • Other Social Sciences
  • Water Engineering
  • sanitary landfill
  • social
  • economic and environmental consideration
  • Jordan.


  • ISSN: 1816-157X

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