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Household Solid Waste Composition and Management in Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia: A planning model

Author Affiliations

  • 1Faculty of Earth Sciences, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA
  • 2 Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, Sohag, 82524, EGYPT

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 1-10, January,22 (2015)


Recently, the states of Gulf Cooperation Council especially Saudi Arabia have a significant increasing urbanization, developing and population that created huge amount of household solid waste (HSW). These wastes have a considerable impact on both human health and the environment. The HSW in Jeddah City was dominated by organics, paper, plastics and other small components. Generally, the production of solid waste has a direct relationship with density of population and economical developments. The charge of safety collecting and disposing of these wastes can be minimized and used in management of these wastes. The inhabitants themselves must be jointed in re-sorting processes of these household wasters in pre-transferring from houses. These wastes can be minimized by changing some of social and traditional feeding habits. The management of household solid waste can be created al lot of jobs and money thought reuse, recycle and recovery of these wastes.


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