Ankara City Mamak District Centre Solid Waste Potential

Author(s): Sukru DURSUN1, Esra GÜMÜŞ2
  • 1. Engineering and Natural Science Faculty, Konya Technical University, Konya, Turkey
  • 2. Konya Technical University

Abstract: Ankara Province is the capital city of Turkey and the second largest city in the country. While all the solid wastes of the city center were transported to the irregular landfill in the district of Mamak, a new sanitary landfill area was formed, and the rehabilitation of the Mamak landfill was started for the negative effects that occurred because the area reached a very large area and remained close to the settlements. Both the realization of rehabilitation works, and the solid waste management of this landfill are important. In this study, research on the determination and management of solid waste characteristics were carried out in Mamak district center of Ankara province. The activities of the Mamak Municipality, which operates in the field of waste management, for reducing the amount of waste, providing waste recovery and integrated management of the ITC-Mamak facility are examined. In the light of this information, the problems encountered in solid waste management were investigated and suggestions were presented. As a result, within the framework of the information obtained, it is important for the management to collect the solid wastes generated in the houses separately, to increase the amount of recycling and to reduce the amount of solid waste that will go to the landfill.