废物处理:剩余的废物通常倾倒在垃圾场或通过化学处理(Schneider & Johnson, 2012)。
Key functions involved in waste management processes include the following:
Collection of waste: Collection of waste is a mammoth task depending on the population and geographical spread of a city. Waste is collected in a systematic manner by waste collection trucks allotted to specific routes at specific times. All of these trucks collect the waste and take it to a specific destination.
Transport of waste: Waste is transported in specific waste trucks designed to collect and segregate wastes appropriately. They are transported to waste dumping grounds and treatment plants.
Treatment of waste: Waste is treated in recycling plants and through different methods is reused for various purposes including fertilizers, glass and in several other industries.
Disposal of waste: Remaining waste is usually dumped in dumping grounds or disposed through chemical treatment (Schneider & Johnson, 2012).
Timely disposal from the citizens’ perspective is an extremely important aspect as it helps ensure that there is cleanliness. A scheduled pick up is always appreciated by citizens as they would be better prepared to play their part in the process. It is required that they be aware about segregation of degradable and non degradable waste. It is required that there be focus on delivery of awareness and bringing in a change in the way in which they segregate and dispose waste. It is essential that there be focus on assuring and ensuring better returns and better value to stakeholders. Only then, the process can be said to be effective.
The government is also an important stakeholder. Cost and value provided has to be balanced. Appropriate technologies, man power and other resources are to be managed in order to build an effective waste management system. Employees and society in general form important stakeholder in the waste management system. It is essential that they benefit out of the system and ensure effectiveness in its functioning in order to create a system that is just to the shareholders and their efforts.