Seasonal variation and municiple solid waste composition—issues for development of new waste management strategies in Abuja, Nigeria

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/118813
Title:
Seasonal variation and municiple solid waste composition—issues for development of new waste management strategies in Abuja, Nigeria
Authors:
Roberts, Clive L.; Watkin, Glynne; Ezeah, Chukwunonye; Phillips, Paul S.; Odunfa, Amos
Abstract:
The state of solid waste management in cities of developing countries like Nigeria is a major social/environmental challenge. While research to understand the nature of the barriers to sustainable management methods have been carried out, the impact of seasonal changes in waste composition and practice is still in its infancy in developing countries. This paper investigates seasonal variation in municipal solid waste composition in Abuja, Nigeria, a classic tropical urban environment. Weekly waste collections from eighty randomly selected dwellings in Garki District of Abuja Municipality were sampled and analyzed at two peaks of the main tropical seasons: January-February (dry season) and August-September (wet season) in 2008. Results of compositional analysis and physical characterization were statistically analyzed and indicate that waste stream has approximately 11% and 60% recyclable and biodegradable components respectively. This investigation finds no significant difference in the proportion of biodegradable components of the waste stream from both seasons. Findings from this investigation helped develop strategies designed to improve current management practices.
Citation:
Journal of solid waste technology and management, 36(4): 210-19
Publisher:
Widener University School of Engineering and the National Center for Resource Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania
Journal:
Journal of solid waste technology and management
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/118813
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1088-1697
Appears in Collections:
Agriculture Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Clive L.en
dc.contributor.authorWatkin, Glynneen
dc.contributor.authorEzeah, Chukwunonyeen
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Paul S.en
dc.contributor.authorOdunfa, Amosen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-06T15:28:50Z-
dc.date.available2011-01-06T15:28:50Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of solid waste technology and management, 36(4): 210-19en
dc.identifier.issn1088-1697-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/118813-
dc.description.abstractThe state of solid waste management in cities of developing countries like Nigeria is a major social/environmental challenge. While research to understand the nature of the barriers to sustainable management methods have been carried out, the impact of seasonal changes in waste composition and practice is still in its infancy in developing countries. This paper investigates seasonal variation in municipal solid waste composition in Abuja, Nigeria, a classic tropical urban environment. Weekly waste collections from eighty randomly selected dwellings in Garki District of Abuja Municipality were sampled and analyzed at two peaks of the main tropical seasons: January-February (dry season) and August-September (wet season) in 2008. Results of compositional analysis and physical characterization were statistically analyzed and indicate that waste stream has approximately 11% and 60% recyclable and biodegradable components respectively. This investigation finds no significant difference in the proportion of biodegradable components of the waste stream from both seasons. Findings from this investigation helped develop strategies designed to improve current management practices.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWidener University School of Engineering and the National Center for Resource Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvaniaen
dc.subjectNigeriaen
dc.subjectMunicipal solid waste compositionen
dc.subjectSeasonal variationen
dc.subjectStrategyen
dc.subjectWaste compositionen
dc.titleSeasonal variation and municiple solid waste composition—issues for development of new waste management strategies in Abuja, Nigeriaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of solid waste technology and managementen
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