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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: A Study of the Constraints to Residential Solid Waste Management in Benin Metropolis, Nigeria
by Igbinomwanhia, Dennis Iyeke and Ohwovoriole, Ejovo Nena

Benin City like other fast urbanizing towns and cities in Nigeria are faced with a multitude of problems ranging from poor state of roads, insufficient water and electrical power supply, inadequate solid waste management etc. Among this multitude of problems solid waste management appears to be the most prominent in recent years. Solid waste is seen in huge heaps on any piece of unused land, around buildings and in the open market places. Living with solid waste littered around appears to be an acceptable way of life among the people in the metropolis in recent years. The work reported in this paper involves a study of the constraint to residential solid waste management in Benin metropolis in Nigeria. A site-specific study was carried out to estimate the quantity of residential solid waste generated in the metropolis. Structured questionnaires were applied to collect primary information such as size of households, educational level, and monthly income and from households. The results obtained indicated that of poor education, poor income of residence, insufficient funding, institutional structure, social disposition and cultural norms are the major constraints to solid waste management in the metropolis in which solid waste is in crisis stage. Feasible suggestion for improved solid waste management based on the prevailing educational and social-economic state of the residents in the metropolis has been presented
Keywords: solid waste, quantity generated, constraints to management, Benin metropolis, Nigeria
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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University of Newcastle
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