Urban households' solid waste generation and disposal in selected slum areas of Lagos State
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania
Since it has been established in relevant literature that sustainable waste management entails the act of rethinking, reducing, recycle and reuse, this paper examined the inter-relationship between households‟ solid waste generation and disposal in selected slum areas of Lagos State. Sources of data included primary and secondary sources. A set of questionnaire were administered in three selected slum areas of Lagos State. The sample frame is the total households in the three selected slum areas (Ijeshatedo, Iwaya and Amukoko) of Lagos State based on the Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (27,476 households). The sample size was determined through the use of sample size formula developed by Yamene (1973). This translated to a sample size of 394. The sampling technique used was multi-stage sampling technique. The methods of data analysis included frequency table, chi-square, cross-tabulation, correlation co-efficient analysis of Variance (ANOVA) through the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The inter-relationship between solid waste generation and disposal was investigated using variables such as distance of dumpsite, method of solid waste disposal, respondents‟ monthly income, households‟ size and Land use. It was deduced that 36.6% of the respondents revealed that houses very far from the dumpsite have high rental value and high households‟ number and this lead to higher quantity of solid waste generated and disposed by the households. Recommendations such as proper location and management of dumpsite were suggested among others. In conclusion, the study recommended strategies such as proper location and management of dumpsite, effective ways of caring out activities of waste management authority and effective management of Lagos State waste management Authority.
Agunloye, O.O., Afolabi, T.A., & Kosoko, R.A. (2015). Urban households' solid waste generation and disposal in selected slum areas of Lagos State. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 17(4), 97-103.