Development of Demolition Waste Management Patrice in Khulna City, Bangladesh
Md. Alamin, Ibadullah, S. M. Abdullah Al Faruq
Journal Title:International Journal of Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering
Demolition wastes are materials produced during the renovation, demolition or deconstruction of an existing structure such as residential and commercial building and their infrastructure by using machines and tools for beneficial purposes. Components of demolition wastes typically include bricks of various shapes, reinforcing steels, woods, girders, grills, angles, tin, plumbing and fitting materials, pieces of concrete that is rubbish, floor finish, plaster, electric weir, electric board, electric cutout and meter etc. Questionnaire surveys were performed in different areas in Khulna City to collect data on causes of demolition, its process, obtain amount of reuse and recycle able materials and management process of waste generated from those demolition sites. Large amount of waste is generated in Khulna City from demolition of building in every year. A large numbers of people of Khulna City use their diligent endeavors in maintenance of those demolition wastes to remove the problems associated with mismanagement of demolition wastes. An investigation on 100 numbers of shops in Khulna City was done which handle to maintain various types of reuse and recyclable materials. It was tried to evaluate the performance of demolition workers in demolishing different parts of building and their wages.