Diagnosis of solid waste management and characterization of collected waste and its cycle in Queimadas, PB, Brazil





Municipal solid waste, MSW management, Gravimetric composition, Waste cycle


Brazil has two federal policies that address solid waste management, the National Basic Sanitation and Solid Waste Policies, legal objects aimed at sustainability still neglected by Brazilian society. In this work, we aimed to characterize urban cleaning and solid waste management in Queimadas, PB, and the adequacy of services to what public policies require. The work was divided into the phases of questionnaire application with the residues manager, field visits to capture data and images, assessing the services related to MSW and the most evident impacts due to system failures, and characterization of collected MSW. The main failures identified were the lack of treatment of the collected MSW (about 29 tons/day) and its deposition in the dump area that had been operated for 20 years.  On the plus side, waste management of heath services and construction has been done properly. More than 2/3 of MSW, according gravimetric composition, should receive other destination such as reuse and recycling, bringing several environmental benefits. Potentially noteworthy is the participation of Queimadas as a member of Consortium, because national policies in this area highlight the priority for consortium resource allocation. Queimadas MSW management needs services related to the selective collection and environmentally appropriate final disposal of these.


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Author Biographies

Abílio José Procópio Queiroz, Federal University of Southern Bahia, Itabuna, BA

Doctor in Materials Science and Engineering, Techno-Science and Innovation Training Center, Federal University of Southern Bahia, Itabuna, BA, Brazil

Dayvison José Nunes do Nascimento, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, PB

Master in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Academic Unit of Production Engineering, Federal University of Paraíba, PB, Brazil

Narcísio Cabral de Araújo, Federal University of Southern Bahia, Itabuna, BA

Doctor in Agricultural Engineering, Techno-Science and Innovation Training Center, Federal University of Southern Bahia, Itabuna, BA, Brazil


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2020-05-28 — Updated on 2022-08-01


How to Cite

Queiroz, A. J. P., Nascimento, D. J. N. do, & Araújo, N. C. de. (2022). Diagnosis of solid waste management and characterization of collected waste and its cycle in Queimadas, PB, Brazil. Revista Eletrônica Em Gestão, Educação E Tecnologia Ambiental, 24, e40. https://doi.org/10.5902/2236117045261 (Original work published May 28, 2020)




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