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Assessment of Domestic Waste Management in Oba-Ile, Akure, Nigeria

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Increase in waste generation has brought alongside serious environmental challenges associated with improper waste disposal, especially domestic waste which are often discarded in different ways. Hence, towards a sustainable human health and her environment this study investigated and identified issues influencing waste management in Oba-Ile, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. Both primary and secondary data types were employed in the study; primary data were collected through the administration of questionnaires and personal observation was carried out. Secondary data were sourced from existing literature; which include published and unpublished materials, dissertation and term papers and also base map of the study area. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistical methods which included frequency counts demonstrated with tables and charts. Findings from the study shows most of the respondents give their waste to waste collectors for disposal while others dispose their wastes themselves (either by burning, use of incinerator, dispose in nearby bush, dispose into drainage or by burying); the fee charged by waste collectors is moderate but more people will like to patronize the waste collectors if the fee is reduced; it takes respondents minimal time (to and fro) to reach the nearest dumping unit as most of them spend less than 5minutes; the major problem encountered by residents of the study area is inadequate storage facilities; lack of technical know-how, inadequate/inappropriate waste disposal vehicles, poor customer service, inconsistency of waste collectors and high charges; waste collectors come to collect waste once in two weeks but in an interview with a resident in the study area, waste collectors fail to come (sometimes) which makes waste accumulate resulting into an unhealthy environment. The study hereby recommends public enlightenment and education, enforcement of certain law, increase in waste collection frequency, agency in charge of waste management in Ondo State should introduce initiatives on how waste should be collected, a recycling unit should be designed in the estate so that the waste generated will be recycled and produce some better materials that would be useful for the entire humanity.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijsmit.20230902.11
Published in International Journal of Sustainability Management and Information Technologies (Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2023)
Page(s) 12-19
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Domestic, Management, Waste

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  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

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