Municipal Solid waste Generation in KMUTT
Some of materials waste from food center, workshops and Building and Ground department are reused as teaching materials, research materials, maintenance & repairing activities. In the total of 213,515 kg of Materials waste from food center, workshop and Building and Ground department is 157,845 kg which reused as teaching materials /research raw materials/maintenance & repairing activities. The remain 55,670 kg is organic waste which reused for teaching and research materials for pilot plant production. The Reuse program in our campuses help to reduce MSW more than 20 % each year.
Target: 40% of municipal solid waste reduction by 2024 compared to 2006 baseline
Current Status: In 2019, 34.18 % of municipal solid waste reduces, compared to 2006 baseline
To achieve the KMUTT university policy, municipal solid waste (MSW) management system has been developed since 2002. The system consists of the three main parts: waste segregation, waste collection and waste utilization. Organic waste, recycled waste, non-recycled waste, toxic waste and workshop waste are waste that generate within campus. The system is continuously developing through various activities such as exhibition and training program, which occur 5 time per year. The chart below gives information about the generation rate of municipal solid waste in kg/capita-year, recently the generation rate of municipal solid waste is at 23.59 kg/capita-year. In early 2006 the generating rate of MSW was at 35.84 kg/capita-year. However, it slightly decreased to 34.18% in 2019
Inorganic Waste Treatment
In 2019, the result from municipal solid waste segregation shows that Non-recycled waste and Non Recycled Workshop waste which defines as trash, discarded paper, plastic,metal and others are Inorganic waste with generate in the total of 76,873kg or 18.03%. These inorganic waste have sent to the outsource services from Bangkok Metropolitan Administration for landfill and incineration which comply to standard practice. However, those inorganic waste is still tracked until it arrives at land fill. For the waste in this area, it collected and sent to Ratchathewa powerplant where they extract bio-gas from landfill.