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Abstract : This study aims to estimate the amount of solid waste produced by an individual and to evaluate and analyze the solid waste problem in the city of Mosul, The study included all areas of the right side of the city of Mosul, and in each residential district, two sites were randomly selected, where samples are collected on a daily basis after distributing the bags to the specified sites, or for a period of four months, as the results of the research conducted in the year ( 2021-2022) showed that The right side of the city of Mosul produces approximately (527) tons per day of municipal solid waste, which contains four municipal sectors. The results of the study, through the field survey process, showed that the study area contains more than 370 waste dumps within residential neighborhoods, which occupy an area of more than 11774 m2. The largest among the components, with a percentage of (64.52%), plastic, nylon (7.35%), paper and cardboard (8.39%), glass (3.47%), metals (2.18%), textiles (2.46%), wood (2.21%), and nappies (9.46%), Therefore, some of them must be recycled and others re-used and treated to produce other materials, thus reducing the volume of waste and producing other materials such as organic fertilizers and soil conditioners, and in the end we reduce the use of land as landfill sites, as well as providing an economic resource for the city and the country in general.

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