Author(s): S. A. Mahayuddin, J. J. Pereira, W. H. W. Badaruzzaman
& M. B. Mokhtar
Construction waste is a growing problem in both developing and developed
countries, except that the nature of its generation and handling is country
Developing countries are moving towards better construction waste
management; however, there is still insufficient collection and improper disposal
of construction waste.
Construction waste represents large amounts of material
that are often illegally dumped by roadsides, river banks and many other open
This causes significant health and environmental problems as well as
negative economic impacts on nearby properties.
Urgent and immediate
improvement of the construction waste disposal practices is necessary to meet
the current demand for improved construction waste management.
there is very little relevant information on disposal practices for construction
waste at the municipal level, including its composition and the disposal site
A study has been conducted in Ipoh, one of the cities in Malaysia
to fill the knowledge gap.
The study focuses on construction waste disposal
practices in the city, including the illegal dumping of construction waste.
survey has been conducted to investigate the construction waste disposed of at
the legal and illegal dumpsites around the city.
This paper presents a general
overview of current construction waste management practices in Ipoh.
describes the problems, issues and challenges faced by Ipoh based on the
outcome of a recent study.
This paper concludes with the identification of a
series of potential ways to improve construction waste management at the
construction waste, waste management, disposal, illegal dumping.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/WM080491
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