Domestic and Refugee Camp Waste Management Collection and Disposal

Publication date

21 May 2008

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This technical briefing note deals with the handling and disposal of solid waste from refugee camps and in domestic environments in the immediate period following an emergency. Crowded conditions and the uncontrolled burning of waste within these environments present serious risks health and to safety. Poor waste management practices also create additional environmental risks, affecting the poorest and most marginalised sectors of the community.