Waste Management Project in OUSL 2019

Sri Lanka generates 7000t of solid waste per day with the Western Province accounting for nearly 60% of waste generation. Each person generates an average of 1- 0.4kg of waste per day. The failure to address on waste management in the country several issues have been generating in dump sites (Karadiyana, Bluemendhal, Meethotamulla, Kolonnawa) and urban cities. In addition degradation of wetlands, coastline, rivers and other streams which become dumping sites for plastic waste and other mixed waste. CESSD as a partner of OUSL need to be responsible for waste generated in the premises, and planned to minimize waste generation to ensuring responsible waste disposal. Therefore, the project aiming to manage waste generating in the OUSL Nawala premises and it is important to identify the key flaws in the current system.

Project Objectives

  • To determine the type of waste and amount of generating in the OUSL, Nawala Premises
  • To determine the current waste disposal practices in the OUSL, Nawala Premises
  • Implement waste disposal mechanisms for bio waste, electronic waste, metals, plastic/polythene, glasses and paper
  • To dispose chemical waste using standardize chemical waste collection methods
  • Introduce disposal mechanisms of solid and liquid waste for other regional centers in the OUSL and public places
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