Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 19, No. 2, 2015, pp. 311-316
Bioline Code: ja15040
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2015, pp. 311-316
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Survey of waste disposal methods in Awka metropolis|
BILL, ULAETO SARAH; CHIDI, NNOROM INNOCENT; CHRISTOPHER O., ALISA & UGOCHUKWU, EWUZIE
Waste disposal methods commonly practiced in Awka metropolis, Anambra state
were investigated from August to October, 2013. Data was analyzed with both descriptive
statistics of frequency and percentages, and alternate hypotheses were tested using Analysis of
Variance (ANOVA) at a significance level of 0.05. Respondents in support of open burning
were 61.2 %, while 2.9 % took to burying waste as their preferred waste management option.
Only about 34.0 % of the waste generated was collected at the dumpsites within the metropolis
by the waste management agency, as the participants rely on their preferred waste management
options without any consideration to the associated health and environmental consequences.
Statistical analysis revealed that residents of Awka believed that their waste disposal methods
were safe and waste collection points were enough. The residents do not shy away from
participating in disposal of waste. Majority of the respondents were of the secondary school
category that engages in domestic chores.
Waste management; open burning; waste generation; dumpsite; Awka