GENERATION AND DISPOSAL OF SOLID HOUSEHOLD WASTES IN “JAN-BULO” AND “BAKIN-BULO” RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF KANO CITY
Publication Date : 01/02/2010
Solid household waste (SHW) is generated in every residential area and its proper handling and disposal are very important as far as public health and the environment is concerned. It is necessary to determine the type and quantities of SHW generated by any given community in order to plan and implement effective measures for handling it. This study sought for information on the types and quantities of SHW generated, the distances covered in depositing them at collection sites and the frequency of waste evacuation from the collection points at two adjacent locations in Kano, namely the “Jan-Bulo” and” Bakin-Bulo” Housing Estates within Gwale LGA of Kano State. It was found that the SHW generated in most households were food residues and wastes, plastics/rubber and other plant residues, animal wastes (droppings, beddings, etc) and textile and wearing apparel wastes. The implication of this and other results are discussed and suggestions proffered on how to curb problems associated with SHW collection and disposal and generally improve environmental cleanliness.
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