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Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran. , m.malakootian@yahoo.com
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Introduction: The rate of waste generation and its physical composition depends on several factors. These factors are different at various regions. So the quality and quantity of waste in various cities are different. In this study, the quality and quantity of produced waste at Sirjan city is evaluated.      Methods: This research is a cross-sectional study that was conducted at the Environmental Health Engineering Research Center of Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 2014.The second month of each season was selected. Then four days of mid-week was selected at the second or third week of each month. Ten samples were taken every day. The volume of each random sample was 0.5 cubic meters. Its components were determined after separation. Components of waste were divided in the 9 categories. 40 samples per season, and 160 samples totally, were analyzed in four seasons and the amount of produced waste in Sirjan city was calculated. Data analysis was performed by using descriptive statistics.

Results: The average of daily production of waste at Sirjan city was 150.75 tone. The maximum amountof waste production was 158 tons per day at the autumn. Most specified constituent of waste wasbelonging to the perishable material equal to68.2% and the lowest were PET bottles equal to 1.3%. Field surveys and evident information showed that sirjan landfill is inappropriate.                      Conclusions: compost production is recommended due to high amounts of perishable materials in waste. Set up recycling schemes for paper, cardboard and materials with commercial value, such as plastics, metals and polyethylene terephtalate should be on the agenda. Emplacement a new landfill is the main priorities of this city.

Keywords: Quantity, Quality, Waste, Sirjan
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/11/11 | Accepted: 2016/01/9 | Published: 2016/03/9

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