Document Type: CASE STUDY

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1 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Health Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Health Faculty, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Social Determinant of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

Abstract

The current study presents an investigation on the waste management in the cattle slaughterhouse by the following objectives: a) to identify the existing waste management practices in relation to sources, quantity and characteristic of wastes; b) to identify the situation of production, collection, storage, transportation, processing and recycling, and final disposal of wastes and the problems of existing waste management practices. In order to obtain reliable information and filling the check list, site surveys were conducted when the management of the slaughter-house was interviewed in waste management practices. The total produced industrial waste in studying units' was found to be 10252 tons/year. The per capita waste generations were reported to be 54.6 kg/cattle/day and 11.1 kg/sheep/day. Also, more than 98% of the hazardous waste produced can be infectious. However, it is important to keep in mind that setting an operational program and careful monitoring of its optimal execution by the slaughterhouse manager is necessary. Consequently, findings provide useful inputs for decision making processes around construction slaughterhouses waste management.
 

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