Domestic Method of Kitchen and Garden Waste ManagementJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2014-06-15
Authors : Puneeta Dandotiya; O. P. Agrawal;
Page : 1322-1327
Keywords : Eudrilus Eugeniae; Garden waste; Kitchen waste; Vermicomposting; Waste recycling.;
Current methods of disposal and management of nutritionally rich food, kitchen waste and garden waste are not satisfactory. They are source of foul smell, pollution, unhygienic conditions and infectious diseases. Incineration of garden waste is also source of pollution. The present study was undertaken for the management of kitchen and garden waste. Free choice experiment on soil, kitchen waste, garden waste and dung in different ratios revealed the best culture media was mixture of these wastes in proportion of 1:1:1:1. Further study in soil, kitchen waste, garden waste and dung mixture followed by release of earthworms and maintained for 80 days resulted the best results were obtained in soil-kitchen waste-garden waste-dung ratio (1:4:4:4) in which maximum increase (4803.33 %) in total bio-number (adults, juveniles and cocoons) and net biomass (743.51 %) was recorded. The maximum amount of nitrogen (1.94%), phosphorus (1.12%) and potassium (1.18%) content were also noticed in this mixture. The study concluded that releasing of Eudrilus eugeniae worms play important role in waste management with great output of vermicompost and releasing of these earthworms in organic waste rich moist soils can be best for in situ recycling of waste biomass and for remediation of soil fertility.
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