Household Solid Waste Management in Inaccessible Neighbourhoods
Raed AL TAL1*, Tala MUKHEIMER1, Ala’ JANBEK1, Ala’a AL SMADI1, Ihab AL HAJJAJ1, Zain ABUROMMAN1 * Corresponding author
1 German Jordanian University, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture, Amman, JORDAN firstname.lastname@example.org https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3697-4363 email@example.com https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0519-2569
Abstract. This research examines challenges in collecting household solid waste in highly populated inaccessible neighbourhoods. The main question of the study is: to what extent does the built environment affect waste management processes? To answer this question, two major aspects were analyzed: traditional planning theories, relating to environmental and sustainable planning models, and the behavioural studies and their role in waste management. Based on these two aspects, further analysis was conducted on the interrelated impacts, both of which being discussed from two points of view; the first is the impact of urban texture, and the second is the sociocultural impact. The area under study is one of the oldest and largest informal settlements in Amman, the capital of Jordan. Results revealed that both the community and the government agencies must share the service areas. In addition, the municipality has to provide access to underserved people. This study is important since it brings valuable contribution to the scarce literature on the relationship between solid waste management and informal inaccessible settlements in Jordan and within the region.
K e y w o r d s: traditional planning theories, inaccessible neighbourhoods, solid waste management, Jordan