An Assessment of Solid Waste Management Generated in Eziobodo Community, Imo State, Nigeria

Solid waste management is a huge issue that has grown to frightening dimensions, necessitating immediate action. In Nigeria, one of the most intractable environmental concerns is the increasing difficulty in handling waste. The rate of waste generated by residents has increased at an unprecedented rate. “Ascertain the assessment of solid waste management created in Eziobodo village, Owerri West, Imo State, Nigeria,” says the study’s main goal. To do this, 140 questionnaires were distributed to residents of the Eziobodo village who were chosen at random. The questionnaires were returned in 112 cases (80.0%), and descriptive statistics were used to examine the data. The questionnaire data was evaluated using simple frequency analysis and given as a percentage. The study discovered, among other things, that residential structures generate the most solid trash in the neighbourhood, with the solid waste consisting primarily of nylon/nylon bags/nylon sachets; food waste; and plastic cans/rubbers listed in order of severity. As a result, the community’s solid waste had a wide and simple spread of disease vectors, soil degradation, and an easy breeding ground for flies, rats, and mosquitoes. The most common result of improper waste management in the community, according to the report, is the spread and cause of disease. As a result, the study suggests sorting solid waste before disposal, providing appropriate skips and dustbins, and assuring garbage collection on a regular basis. Finally, there is the potential for a long-term strategy to solid waste management, such as recycling, reuse, energy recovery, and waste reduction.

Author(S) Details

Nkeleme Emmanuel Ifeanyichukwu
Department of Construction Management, Faculty of Engineering, The Built Environment and Technology, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.

Winston Shakantu
Department of Construction Management, Faculty of Engineering, The Built Environment and Technology, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.

Nwabueze Micheal Anosike
Department Of Building, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

Achigbu Onyemaeze Ikenna
Department Of Building, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

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