Revista de Ingeniería
Print version ISSN 0121-4993
AGUILAR-VIRGEN, Quetzalli; ARMIJO-DE VEGA, Carolina; TABOADA-GONZALEZ, Paul and AGUILAR, Xochitl M.. Potential Recovery of Domestic Solid Waste Disposed of in A Landfill. rev.ing. [online]. 2010, n.32, pp. 16-27. ISSN 0121-4993.
Knowing the amount and type of Domestic Solid Waste (DSW) that is deposited in the land fill gives us the possibility to consider options in how to make sustainable use of it. Waste from any location, if properly handled, can be turned into the raw material for other processes. The aim of this study was to quantify the components of the DSW likely to be recycled, deposited in the landfill in the city of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, so that they could be valued on the market as recyclables. The average weekly market could be 643.67 tons of food waste for composting, 389.45 tons of paper and cardboard, 217.55 tons of plastic, 78.81 tons of glass, 32.20 tons of metal and 8.11 tons of aluminum. This should result in a total of approximately MXP $ 911,224.18 (USD $ 71693.48) for the marketing of major recyclables.
Keywords : Domestic Solid Waste; landfill; recycling; waste; composition.