Waste and Recycling

What is the density of municipal solid waste?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2009-09-24 13:55:21
2009-09-24 13:55:21

When compacted in a landfill, the density of municipal solid waste ranges from approximately 1,000 pounds per cubic yard to 1,500 pounds per cubic yard, on average.


Related Questions

municipal solid waste is where the waste from households and businesses is produced

TERMINOLOGY - SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENTSolid waste is material, which is not in liquid form, and has no value to the person who is re-sponsible for it. Although human or animal ex-creta often ends up in the solid waste stream, generally the term solid waste does not include such materials. Synonyms to solid waste are terms such as "garbage", "trash", "refuse" and "rubbish". The term municipal solid waste, refers to solid wastes from houses, streets and public places, shops, offices, and hospitals, which are very often the responsibility of municipal or other governmental authorities. Solid waste from in-dustrial processes are generally not considered "municipal" however they need to be taken into account when dealing with solid waste as they often end up in the municipal solid waste stream.

300Kgs/m3 - for municipal waste as provided by Viridor laing for Greater Manchester Waste Scheme

The three types of solid waste are Municipal solid waste, Hazardous wastes, and Hospital waste. India generates about 7 million tons of hazardous wastes every year.

Solid waste can be classified into different types depending on their source:a) Household waste is generally classified as municipal waste, b) Industrial waste as hazardous waste, and c) Biomedical waste or hospital waste as infectious waste.

Well it depends on the percentage of different type of material. It ranges from 0.5 to 0.85 t/cu.m Jan - Civil Eng

In 2009, paper made up the largest portion, 28.2% of the United States' municipal solid waste. It was followed by food scraps: 14.1%, and yard trimmings: 13.7%.

Most municipal solid waste is disposed in the United States by being placed in landfills. Landfills accommodate most everything one can think of. Cars even have their own grave yard at scrap yards.

In 1998 the U.S. generated 220 million tons of municipal solid waste. That amounted to 4.46 pounds per person per day, and over 600,000 tons per day for the entire U.S.

1) Mississippi Worker's Compensation 2) Municipal Solid Waste Compost

Extraction of useful material or energy from a waste stream such as heat from burning municipal solid waste is known as resource recovery.

Refuse-derived Fuel(RDF) is a fuel produced by processing municipal solid waste (MSW) with a waste converter technology.

Municipal Waste - band - was created in 2000.

Municipal Waste - EP - was created in 2001.

There are 160 million tons of municipal solid waste produced in the United States annually and about 85 percent is put into a landfill. Between 25 and 40 percent of this waste could be composted instead. Composted municipal solid waste has been used successfully to improve the physical and chemical properties of soils and is a benefit to the environment overall.

MSW pellets are made of mixed or municipal solid waste. MSW is a waste type that includes predominantly household waste (domestic waste) - sometimes with the addition of commercial wastes. They are in either solid or semisolid form and generally exclude industrial hazardous wastes.

M. Naparstek has written: 'Technology assessment: municipal solid waste as a utility fuel'

Solid wastes are defined as any type of municipal or industrial waste that needs to be disposed of. Hazardous wastes are defined by characteristic codes and listed ingredients that make up the substance to be disposed of.

Emil Massillamany has written: 'Characterization and treatment of municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash'

If we didn't have soilds we would be outside because bricks are soilds and so are skicks and if we didn't have bricks or skicks we could not have a house.That's a dumb response.We need to determine the Bulk Density of solid waste so we can properly design and implement waste collection, storage, and treatment options.Bulk Density of Solid Wastes play a very important part in the design of landfills, design of garbage collection routes, design of waste composting facilities, etc.

Biodegradable waste is a type of waste, typically originating from plant or animal sources, which may be broken down by other living organisms. Waste that cannot be broken down by other living organisms may be called non-biodegradable. Biodegradable waste can be commonly found in municipal solid waste (sometimes called biodegradable municipal waste, or BMW) as green waste, food waste, paper waste, and biodegradable plastics. Other biodegradable wastes include human waste, manure, sewage and slaughterhouse waste.

They are not. You crazy fool

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.