22.2  Functional elements of solid waste management

In Study Session 18 you were introduced to the functional elements (stages) of solid waste management which are:

  • onsite handling, storage and processing
  • collection
  • transfer and transport
  • resource recovery and processing
  • disposal.

The complete set of functional elements will apply in urban centres managed by municipal authorities but not all of them will be relevant in rural areas.

22.1.2  Hazardous waste

22.2.1  Onsite handling, storage and processing