Evaluation of solid waste recycling in Khazra Industrial estate, Iran

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

2 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


Aims: The aim of this study was to determine and evaluate the potential methods for restoration of waste processing and recycling units in the Khazra Industrial region in Kerman, Iran. Materials and Methods: The present research was a field study performed by organizing a questionnaire and implementing local surveys during 1 year. At first, detailed information of the status of the industrial waste production including its amount, composition, percent of components and percent of waste generated by each industrial zone was identified. Then the industrial sites present in each zone were classified in different groups. Furthermore, the various wastes produced in these industries were analyzed according to type, nature, recyclability, place of production, production frequency and quantity of waste. Results: In the Khazra Industrial Park 97 industrial units are operating, with the approximate production capacity of 729670.5 tons different products a year, which make 26141 tons waste annually. Totally 41 types of waste are produced in Khazra Industrial Park, of which 9 types can be recycled. Conclusion: Overall, our findings suggest that the total amount and the variety of waste generated, and the availability of waste-recycling units in the park hinder the establishment of any recycling and processing units in the Khazra Industrial Park as they are not economically efficient. Therefore if the park development plans get going and by using economic initiatives, the foundation of processing and recycling units in this industrial park is recommended and will have economic and environmental benefits.


Volume 3, April
April 2014
Pages 26-33
  • Receive Date: 03 February 2023
  • Accept Date: 03 February 2023