An Analysis of Municipal Waste Management in a Selected Urban Municipality on the Basis of Selectively Collection

  • Grzegorz PrzydatekEmail author
  • Danuta Kamińska
  • Kinga Kostrzewa
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The qualitative and quantitative analysis of waste from groups 15, 17, and 20 covering 10 types of the waste collected in the years 2014–2015 in the city with a population of more than 50,000 people, showed a significant increase of their mass by 415.55 Mg, despite a slight increase in the number of inhabitants. Seasonal variation in the amount of waste collected, with particular regard to the spring season, occurred during the analysed period. The highest (48%) share of waste collection was classified in group 15, and when broken down into predominant types the highest (34%) was glass packaging waste. Likewise, the highest achieved values for the daily collection rate of 0.038 kg per capita−1, and the annual collection rate of 13.9 kg per capita−1 were related to glass packaging waste and showed a general increase. A low, 6% share of bulk waste was characterised by a significant value of standard deviation. The statistical analysis of the study results confirmed a high positive correlation showing the increase of waste most often classified to group 17. This increase of waste in the analysed area of the city has confirmed the gradual effectiveness of the implemented system solutions in the waste management.


Waste management Municipal waste Segregation 



The authors of the paper would like to thank the City of Nowy Sącz for sending on the necessary materials and the State University of Applied Sciences in Nowy Sącz for financial support which enabled the study to be conducted.


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  • Grzegorz Przydatek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Danuta Kamińska
    • 1
  • Kinga Kostrzewa
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical Institute State University of Applied Sciences in Nowy SączNowy SączPoland

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