Urban Forest Waste Management in Small Municipalities of São Paulo State, Brazil

The waste management of urban trees is related to one of the main challenges of urban centers: the proper disposal of solid waste, in compliance with the Solid Waste National Policy. Under the current circumstances in Brazil, the mismanagement has resulted in high costs for municipalities, affecting large areas for disposal, pollution and degradation of the environment. Entails also the residues materials that have potential for the manufacture of various products such as well as compost. Thus, was designed a model for urban forest waste management for small municipalities that have special technical, administrative and economic conditions that often prevent an appropriate disposal of such waste.

The cities analyzed are those with less than 35,000 inhabitants in the state of São Paulo and the results show a lack of planning of urban forest, a large municipal responsibility regarding pruning, removal and disposal of these waste; as well as the lack of data on costs and quantifying the amount of waste generated. Not many municipalities have a proper disposal or recovery, and there is a great tendency for specific actions for recovery, such as composting, as solution used by municipalities, demonstrating the great importance for the development of management plans of urban forest waste and validation of these through municipal legislation. The developed model plan was evaluated by the municipalities, obtaining a high degree of receptibility and approval, although the lack of human and financial resources and political will are often precludes the implementation.

Copyright: © European Compost Network ECN e.V.
Source: Orbit 2014 (Juni 2014)
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Autor: Mariana Cerca
Dr. Adriana Maria Nolasco

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