Waste Disposal

Waste disposal is all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes amongst other things, collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation. It also encompasses the legal and regulatory framework that relates to waste management encompassing guidance on recycling etc.“

You will find there are eight major groups of waste management methods, each of them divided into numerous categories. Those groups include source reduction and reuse, animal feeding, recycling, composting, fermentation, landfills, incineration, and land application.


Various Methods of Waste Disposal

Although there are many methods of disposing of waste, in this section let’s take a look at some of the most commonly used methods that you should know about waste management.

  • Landfills
  • Incineration/Combustion
  • Plasma gasification
  • Recovery and recycling
  • Composting
  • Waste-to-energy