An Evaluation of Solid Waste Management in Erzincan Province

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Bayram T., Öztürk D., Aladağ E., Erkuş A., Erkuş F. Ş.

3rd International Conference On Engineering and Natural Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 3 - 07 May 2017, pp.46

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.46
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Waste composition has changed, and the amounts of waste have increased every passing day with
technological advances, urbanization, industrialization, improvement of life standards and rapid
population growth. The components of waste in Turkey are 68% organic waste, 13% recyclable solid
waste and 19% other waste. Solid waste management eliminates or minimizes the adverse impacts
on the environment and human health, and provides economic development and improved living
conditions/ quality. In Turkey, which targeted the industrial development, because it had the priority
for production in 1970s and 1980s, there was a great and speedy increase in industrial solid waste
materials in the parallel of production amount and diversity. Although the attempts of the
construction and operation of regular depositing areas are being performed, they are considerably
low. For the solution of the solid effluent problem in our country by Environment and Forest
Ministry, it is seen as the main issue that operating the “Solid Effluent Removing Facilities is of the
key role in preservation of the environment and hindering the pollution from domestic uses.
Although Erzincan province has many natural beauties, there is a sanitary landfill only in its central
district. In district municipalities, solid wastes are collected in hazardous waste storage areas. The
leachate produced by the solid waste landfill is collected and then discharged to the receiving
environment after being purified in the Erzincan Municipality waste water treatment plant located
next to the facility. This study will evaluate practices, problems and solution offers in the solid waste
management adaptation and development processes.
Keywords: Landfill, Erzincan, solid waste, solid waste management