The Impact Of Domestic Waste Management And Urban Residential Environment: Focus On Akure, Nigeria


Domestic Waste Management


The problem of waste generation, handling and disposal has reached a disturbing level in Nigerian urban centres. This study attempts to examine the impacts of domestic waste on the residential environment of some selected neighbourhoods of Akure, capital city of Ondo State, Nigeria based on the waste disposal methods currently employed by the inhabitants of each building. The paper studied two areas of the city namely: Oke Aro and Isolo. The study summarizes and interprets findings from empirical survey of some residential buildings randomly selected within the study area through the use of questionnaire, direct observations, housing demographic and facility survey to elicit relevant data relating to social, economic and environmental variables. Three hundred buildings within the study areas were studied which represents about 30% of the total number of buildings in the areas. Data obtained were collated and presented in the single factor descriptive analysis while health records were obtained from the few available health institutions. Findings show that health of individuals cannot be considered in isolation of the buildings and the environment in which they live. The paper recommends public enlightenment, environmental and health education, enforcement of environmental and waste disposal protection laws and reintroduction of old sanitary inspectors with corresponding policy statements. Domestic Waste Management


Title page
Certification                                                                                                i 
Dedication                                                                                        ii
Acknowledgement                                                                            iii
Abstract                                                                                      iv
Chapter One: 
1.0        Introduction                                                                        1
1.1        Background Information                                                     1
1.2        Problem Statement                                                              6
1.3         Research Objectives                                                             7
1.4       Hypothesis                                                                          8
1.5        Significance of the Study                                                     9
1.6        Scope of the Study                                                             10
Chapter Two: 
2.0        Literature Review

Chapter Three: 
3.0     Research Methodology                                         30
3.1     Description of the Study Area                             30
3.2    Research Design                                                            30
3.3  Method of Data Collection                                            31
3.4  Data Limitation                                                             31
3.5  Method of Data Analysis                                               32
3.5.1                   Summative Approaches                                       32
3.5.2         Simple Percentage                                                33
3.5.3         Incremental Averages                                           34

3.6            Test of Hypothesis                                               34
Chapter Four
4.0 Presentation of Data, Analysis of Data and Discussion of Findings                                              36
4.1  Data Presentation                                                          37
4.2  Data Analysis                                                                39
4.3  Discussion of Findings                                         41
4.4   Test of Hypothesis                                                         45
Chapter Five: 
5.0  Summary    of      Findings Conclusion and
Recommendation                                                47
5.1  Summary of Findings                                                     47
5.2  Conclusion                                                           48
5.3  Recommendation