This paper deals with the estimation of solid waste generation rates by empirical methods. A study conducted in the city of Bandung in Indonesia using seven solid wastes sources, residential areas, theatres, streets, restaurants, offices, stores and markets, indicated that some variables had strong correlation with solid waste generation rates. For obtaining the significant level of the variables concerned with each solid waste source, the multiple linear regression programme of the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) was used. From the result obtained, it was possible to obtain a correlation between moisture content and composition of each component of the solid waste.
- Solid waste
- generation rates