alexa Abstract | Storage and treatment system of solid waste as strategy for sustainable environmental development in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria

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An analysis of the activities of the Kwara Waste Management Company (KWMC) was carried out with particular emphasis on the storage and treatment of wastes for sustainable environment in Ilorin. The types of data collected for the study include types and sources of waste generated in Ilorin, methods of storing waste, types and sizes of containers used in storing waste, ways and types of treatment embarked upon, types of insecticides or disinfectants, and legislations on storage and treatment of solid waste in Ilorin. The land use system was adopted for the purpose of gathering relevant data and information. The most recent prevalent land use system was used while houses, shops, offices, hospitals, and schools were selected at random for interviews and administration of questionnaires. 250 questionnaires were randomly distributed to the land use areas considering the population strength and activities in each of them. The findings of the study rated Ilorin at 55% and recommendations are presented.

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Author(s): Ibrahim S I Awomuti A A and Ajibade L T


Wastes, Management, Sustainable Environment, Storage, Treatment Legislative., Sustainable Environment

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