Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

TENSYMP 2017 - IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (2017)

ISBN:

9781509062553

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85040004268&doi=10.1109%2fTENCONSpring.2017.8070106&partnerID=40&md5=be83b145da03b20a0813464bb91e7c59

Keywords:

Continuous monitoring, Developing nations, Environmental problems, Professional approach, Smart city, Solid wastes, Waste bins, Waste management, Waste management systems, Waste recycling

Abstract:

Solid waste management is one of the main environmental problems faced by developing nations like India. To effectively cater to this need, this paper proposes a structured waste management system which was effectively implemented in a community in the Alappad panchayat in Kollam district of Kerala. The system was evaluated based on continuous monitoring at each stage of its implementation. The system contains waste stations with coloured waste bins with specific labels, which made the process of sorting easy for the users. The paper also measures the effectiveness in using this approach and its impact in time saving and increase in participation from the community. © 2017 IEEE.

Cite this Research Publication

L. M. Goris, Harish, M. T., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A system design for solid waste management: A case study of an implementation in Kerala”, in TENSYMP 2017 - IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities, 2017.