Faculty Advisor

Manzari, H.J. J.

Faculty Advisor

Vernon-Gerstenfeld, Susan


Solid Waste Management in Costa Rica and the United States: a Comparative Analysis of Five Municipalities was prepared for El Centro de Investigaciones en Contaminacion Ambiental (CICA). The main objective of this report was to recommend sustainable methods for the management of solid waste in three select Costa Rican municipalities. By means of research, interviews, and observations, we obtained data that aided in our understanding of solid waste management in both Costa Rica and the United States. A detailed analysis was devised for each Costa Rican municipality, and recommendations were specifically formulated according to each individual municipality's budget and sustainable waste management needs.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs