Author(s): JA Awomeso, AM Taiwo, AM Gbadebo, AO Arimoro
Problem statement: Both wastes and the crude disposal techniques have created subtle and yet serious environmental pollution havoc in many d eveloping countries. This has lead to the degradation of abiotic and biotic components of the se nations’ ecological systems. Poor industrial waste disposal systems as well as the indiscriminat e and inappropriate domestic litter disposal habit have been identified and proved to be basic feature s in rural settlements, semi-urban areas and urban centers of the developing world. These have serious ly contributed to environmental pollution and ecological deterioration. The major reasons for the se were identified to be inadequate information and insufficient modern waste disposal facilities. Approach: This study highlighted the use of simple, yet efficient waste disposal techniques and recommends the adequate supply and optimal utilization of trashcan and rubbish drums in private and public pl aces; the consistent and wide use of recyclable materials and recycling equipment; information flow and training of all on the use of new techniques and methods and the need for the production and/or introduction of other appropriate technology and policy to enhance the implementation and execution of proper waste management schemes that will contribute to a cleaner and safer environment in de veloping countries. Results: As a result, sanitary landfills were developed to replace the practice of open dumping and to reduce the reliance on waste incineration. Conclusion: In the light of this review research, I recommend that there should be private participation in managing wastes in the developing nation. Since the largest percentage of wastes in developing countries is mainly organic, composting of wastes should be encouraged.