Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Page: 108-114
People’s Perception and Participation in Solid Waste Management in Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria
Amukali Ogochukwu, Department of Environmental Management, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Bariweni Perekibina Anthony, Department of Marine Environment and Pollution Control, Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, Nigeria
Sophia Memuna John, Department of Economics, Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Imaitor-Uku Ebinemi Edith, Department of Geography, Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Received: May 26, 2020;       Accepted: Jun. 18, 2020;       Published: Aug. 19, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20200503.14      View  132      Downloads  42
Abstract
This work focused on assessing people’s perception and participation in solid waste disposal, collection and management methods in Six (6) towns of Ndokwa West LGA, Delta State, Nigeria. It utilized structured questionnaire and face to face interviews for data generation. The sampled towns were Utagba-Ogbe, Ogume, Abbi, Emu, Onicha-Ukwuani and Utagba-Uno, respectively. It was observed that, irrespective of respondent’s localities, most shops/offices and residential houses lacked approved waste collection bags/bins from authorized waste handlers from the Local Government, rather, some augmented with personal packing bags. Collected waste materials were reportedly disposed-off by road sides, into gutters (where available), streets, pits, abandoned buildings, undeveloped plots, or directly into ponds, rivers and streams. Majority of the respondents outside Utagba-Ogbe were unaware of the existence of any government-approved disposal sites around their communities. Although, some of the respondents adopted waste burning, knowledge of integrated solid waste management was observed to be generally low. Respondents were generally not happy with services of waste handlers in the area. The current waste handling strategy in the study area would have serious health and environmental concerns via engendering disease epidemic. The Local Government Authority should make deliberate efforts to seek better ways of enforcing efficient waste-to-wealth strategies to help sustainably solve the waste generation and disposal problems in the study area.
Keywords
Public Perception, Solid Wastes, Waste Disposal, Landfill, Dumpsites
To cite this article
Amukali Ogochukwu, Bariweni Perekibina Anthony, Sophia Memuna John, Imaitor-Uku Ebinemi Edith, People’s Perception and Participation in Solid Waste Management in Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 108-114. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20200503.14
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