Paper Title
Municipal Solid Waste Composting - A Review

Generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) continues to rise, which leads to loss of resources and increased environmental risks. The conventional treatment of wastes such as open dumping and land filling cause environmental degradation. Since the major fraction of wastes generated in India is organic wastes, composting has emerged as one of the best methods for treatment of wastes. Composting, besides reducing the volume of waste generated and providing nutrients for plants, also helps in segregation of waste at source. In this review, we have summarized the different treatments of MSW and factors affecting composting. Adding additives to the compost have also received much attention in recent years as they enhance the rate of degradation. Keywords— Composting, Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Food Wastes, Microorganisms, Additives.