Purpose:

The course is intended to examine how solid wastes are managed including generation, collection, disposal, reusing, and recycling.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, the learners should be able to: -

1.   Define the term solid wastes and discuss the various categories of MSWs;

2.   Describe the generation of MSWs and the challenges encountered;

3.   Characterize MSWs;

4.   Describe the chemical and physical properties of MSWs;

5.   Discuss the collection of MSWs in the cities and the challenges involved;

6.   Explain the importance of composition of MSWs and challenges to human health;

7.   Differentiate the different methods of MSWs disposal.