Solid Waste Management in Emergencies

The safe disposal of solid waste is critical for public health, and is especially true during an emergency. If solid waste is not dealt with quickly, serious health risks will develop which will further demoralize the community already traumatized by the emergency. This technical note highlights the key issues to consider in managing solid waste during and shortly after a disaster.

ROUSE, J. REED, B. (2013): Solid Waste Management in Emergencies. (= Technical Notes on Drinking-Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies , 7 ). Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) URL [Accessed: 27.08.2013]