IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 9, September 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Aladejebi, Oluwafemi John, Adeyeye, Adeleke Joseph and Olatunji, Esther Olayemi
This paper assessed the existing solid waste management in Ife North Local Government Area in Osun state, Nigeria. The study adopted Stratified random sampling as the research purposively divided the study population into three residential areas namely: Ipetumodu, Moro and Edunabon. A total of one hundred and twenty (120) respondents were sampled with the aid of a well-structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics was majorly used to analyse data provided for the study. The descriptive statistics shows that house refuse/organic thrash has the largest source with 70.0% while hospital waste (90.2%) is least generated sources in ths study area. 60.0% of the respondents agreed that agency was involved in the collection/disposal of solid wastes while 29.3% supported sanitary land fills disposal system. Majority (88.9%) of the respondents claimed that involvement of solid waste management result in considerable reduction in solid waste and 40.0% of the agency worker supported that landfills are unable to control leachate, 58.0% of the citizens in the study area are educated on waste disposal. The study concludes that assessment of solid waste management in the study area revealed house refuse, street garbage, farm waste and human waste are the most common waste in study area and that landfills are unable to control leachate. The study therefore recommends the need for monitoring and evaluation of the waste management process which would help to identify problematic areas thereby proffering necessary solutions.
Aladejebi, Oluwafemi John, Adeyeye, Adeleke Joseph and Olatunji, Esther Olayemi (2018); Assessment of Solid Waste Management in IFE North Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria;
Int J Sci Res Publ 5(9) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0915.php?rp=P454620