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Informal Collection of Household Solid Waste in Three Towns of Anambra State, Nigeria

Anthony Egbu
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  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Abia State University, PMB 2000 Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria
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Published Online: 2015-01-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2014-0028


Management of urban solid waste implies the collection, transfer, treatment recycle, reuse and disposal of such waste. Collection of urban household solid waste traditionally rests with government agencies designated with such responsibility. Solid waste collection begins from storage at the household level to the final treatment or disposal point and represents the most important aspect of urban solid waste management. Little has however been written on urban household solid waste collection in Nigeria. Using empirical data from three urban areas of Anambra State, Nigeria, the paper examines the place of informal private solid waste collectors in household solid waste collection. The ANOVA technique is used to test the null hypothesis that the sample means of the distance to designated community/street solid waste collection containers in the residential neighbourhoods of the three towns are equal. We conclude on household patronage of informal private solid waste collectors as against government provided community/street collection containers in the areas studied.

Keywords : street collection containers; cart pushers; long distance


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Published Online: 2015-01-10

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Citation Information: Present Environment and Sustainable Development, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 101–116, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2014-0028.

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