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Public Perception of SolidWaste Management Practices in Nigeria: Ogun State Experience

Olukanni, D. O. and Pius-Imue, Favour B. and Joseph, Sunday O. (2020) Public Perception of SolidWaste Management Practices in Nigeria: Ogun State Experience. Recycling, 5 (8).

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The e�ects of poor solid waste management practices in many developing countries have been identified in the literature. This study focuses on understanding the public perception and attitudes of people towards local waste management practices. Five Local Government Areas in Ogun State, Nigeria, were selected based on population, landmass, spatial location, and distribution. The study used a survey that looked into the socio-demographics, household characteristics, and standard solid waste disposal practices at the household and municipal levels. Factors such as frequency of waste collection, presence of environmental task force/protection agency, and level of e�ectiveness of such task force/agency were all investigated. The study verified the impact of people’s attitudes towards waste management, as well as the e�ects of monitoring and control on the management of waste. The results showed that significant factors such as age, income, and education levels a�ect the perceptions, practices, and attitudes of the people towards solid waste management. An average of 36.6% of the people in the selected local governments dispose of their solid wastes at open dumps, with the majority of the residents (54.4%) still with the opinion that sanitation services are too costly and should be the prerogative of the local and state governments to carry out. These outcomes resonate that more e�orts by the government and relevant stakeholders should be put into proper enforcement of environmental laws, as well as creating awareness on proper solid waste management practices in schools and public places.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: municipal solid waste; waste management; community practices; public perception; environmental laws; waste management e�ciency
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2020 10:01
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 10:01

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