Household Solid Waste Disposal in Public Housing Estates in Awka, Anambra State
AbstractThis paper presents the results of a study on household solid waste disposal in the public housing estates in Awka, Anambra State. The study identified solid waste disposal methods from the households in AHOCOL, Udoka, Iyiagu and Real Housing Estates with an intention to make proposals for better solid waste disposal. A total of twenty percent representing one hundred and one of the entire household population of the estates were examined through a fourteen item questionnaire. Interviews were conducted on the agencies responsible for these estates. Data collected were statistically analysed with the use of frequency distribution, percentages, bar charts and pie charts. Results obtained revealed among others that the households in the
estates store their generated waste in household waste bins which are disposed into public refuse dumps within the estates and are evacuated after a long while. The paper recommended among others, introduction of removable solid waste dumping system and the revitalization of Anambra State Environmental Sanitation and Protection Agency (ANSEPA) in the state.
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