Abstract—This study was focused on the municipal solid waste management of rural community by investigate the waste generation rate and evaluates the MSW produced from Thachi sub-district municipality, Surat thani Province in order to study the feasibility for use the composting technology “Serial-Self Turning reactors (STRs)” by characterize the putrescible waste that are useful for composting.
Municipal solid waste (MSW) consists of a high proportion of biodegradable materials especially food waste contained large reserved of nutrients. The composting technology is the option for processing the enormous quantities of biodegradable solid waste, can reduce the volume of wastes placed in landfills, source separated waste should be improved. Municipal solid waste by public participation was undertaken in term of community-based solid waste management system (CBM) based on source separation practice as recycling waste, biodegradable waste for use as a material for composting. This research studies with the composite materials between kitchen waste with bulking agent collected from agricultural sector such as dried leave, yard waste, empty palm fruit bunch (EFB) and cow manure by experimental scale composting.
Index Terms—Municipal solid waste management (MSW), organic waste, composting, serial-self turning reactor (STR).
Chutimon.Somboonmark is with Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, 99 Moo 18, Km. 41 on Paholyothin Highway Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Taweep Chaisomphob was with Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University. He is now with the Department of Civil Engineering. Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Chutimon Somboonmark and Taweep Chaisomphob, "Feasibility Study of Composting Technology in Local Government Case Study: Sub-district Municipality, Suratthani Province," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 290-294, 2017.