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An Effective Solid Waste Management System In Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria: A Proffered Solution Of A Well-articulated Plan Of Attributes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WM140251

Volume

180

Pages

9

Published

2014

Size

1231 kb

Author(s)

A. U. Okonkwo

Abstract

Awka, the capital of Anambra State of Nigeria is presently experiencing various forms of waste management problems and is more or less already in a state of visual devastation. Methods of solid waste management are grossly inadequate and this could be attributed to approaches, which are not all embracing. Solid waste management in Awka has experienced change from one management agency to another without yielding the desired results. The existing approaches have often treated solid waste disposal as independent from solid waste generation or density of the population generating the waste or the characteristics of the waste being generated. This paper is emphasizing that, for an effective waste management system; there should be a well-articulated plan of the various attributes of the system. The degree of effectiveness is measured by the volume of actually generated waste and the rate at which it is evacuated. Keywords: generation, well-articulated, classification, attributes, waste management.

Keywords

generation, well-articulated, classification, attributes, wastemanagement.