. According to some studies, appreciable amount of heavy metals in MSWC

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Agricultural utilization of MSWC is the most cost-effective MSW management option over traditional means such as landfilling or incineration as it enables recycling of potential plants nutrients. Soil microbial biomass use the nutrients present in compost. Organic materials amendment in soil, such as municipal solid waste compost (MSWC), promotes microbiological activity, but the presence of potential toxic heavy metals is of much concern. Different effects of MSW compost application on soil microbial biomass and activity have been reported by numerous researchers.

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