Solid Waste Disposal Attitude in Sango Ota, Ogun State: Implication for Sustainable City Development in Nigeria

Ojo, Oladimeji Olusola and Adejugbagbe, John Adewale (2017) Solid Waste Disposal Attitude in Sango Ota, Ogun State: Implication for Sustainable City Development in Nigeria. Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 4 (3). pp. 253-260.

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Solid waste disposal attitude is multidimensional and a complex issue that is prominent in urban areas. It is a global phenomenon confronting both developed and developing countries Sango Ota in Ogun State Nigeria has become an industrial region that attracts other activities and increases in population responsible for high volume of solid waste generation. In this paper, the current disposal means, waste collection method, resident attitude role of government in recent time will be achieved through the use of a questionnaire. Congestion, environmental pollution and health hazard was found to be the significant consequence of improper solid waste disposal with high Wald value and sig. value<0.05 level of significance. Majority of the respondents who chose burning, roadside dumping and flood/canal dumping were of the opinion that payment for either government/private waste collection in their area is expensive (51.1%) compared to other means of disposal. The implication of the findings for waste disposal attitude in achieving sustainable city development in Nigeria tackling solid waste problem in urban cities through public awareness, attitudinal change in achieving waste reduction, provision of collection point within neighbourhood and provision of accessibility to each dwelling with adequate drainage system.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Geography
Depositing User: Mr Daniel Kumoye
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 11:00
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 11:00

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