Assessment of Solid Waste Disposal & Environmental Issues in Ilorin Metropolis

Abdulkadir, Sakariyau Babatunde

Abstract


Managing waste disposal in Ilorin Metropolis has remained a challenge over the years with unsystematic dumping of refuse in available spaces especially drainages, markets, rivers and uncompleted buildings around the residential areas. With the stated observations, this research examine the solid waste disposal and the environmental issues with a view to providing some of the much needed data on waste disposal for planning and management. One hundred (100) questionnaires were randomly distributed within Ilorin metropolis and descriptive test analysis statistic was adopted for the study. The findings of this shows that major issues resulting to the illegal dumping of solid waste within Ilorin metropolis are caused by Kwara Waste Management Corporation (KWMC) failure to evacuate the dumped waste regularly. 

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