Presence and effectiveness of a solid-waste management system
An effective solid-waste management system is one that ensures the following: 1)people have a convenient and hygienic place to deposit waste (at household level or in public spaces such as mark distribution centres etc.); 2) waste does not create a significant nuisance or health risk during the period before collection; 3) waste is collected regularly (at least weekly); 4) waste is disposed of at a site and in a way that does not create a nuisance or a health risk. If one or more of these steps is not functioning correctly for all or part of the site, the system may be defined as not meeting current needs. A system may be not operational because of lack of staff, lack of vehicles, lack of money or other resources, or because of other constraints such as insecurity or lack of access.