Solid Waste Management In Dhaka City Case Study

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Practical aspects of secondary waste collection system in the city are particularly problematic. Waste containers are inadequate, poorly maintained and supervised improperly. The DCC does not remove waste from the dustbins efficiently due to financial and institutional constraints (Momen, 2002). Owing to the lack of dustbins or containers, primary waste collectors throw waste on open streets in different areas in the city. The Dhaka City Corporation has not yet taken any initiatives to raise awareness of the need for waste segregation at source. All forms of waste are thrown together in single places or bins. These are now one of the main sources of pollution in the city. 4. Solid Waste Management (SWM): Legal Options

Dhaka City Corporation still has no comprehensive policy guideline or specific strategy for solid waste
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Section 78 of the Ordinance stipulates guidelines for the collection, removal and disposal of waste. Sections 150 -153 stipulates the penalties for violating the guideline:

(a) Section 78 of the
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The city environment is considered a danger to the public health. Other capacity crises, policy and strategic guidelines also reflect constraints on effectively managing waste. Though there is no comprehensive policy guideline and strategy for the operation of solid waste management in Dhaka, there are many acts, rules, policies and strategic options originating from other public agents. The problem is coordination and compilation of these options. Solid Waste Management of Dhaka City Corporation still does not have any policy and strategic base for coordinating and compiling policy options of other public agents working in the city