Evaluation of Solid Wastes Generation in Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria
Authors: Peretomode OV, Eyenubo OB, Bulouebibo L
Evaluation of monthly variations of solid wastes generated in Ethiope east local government area of Delta State, Nigeria was carried out in this study. This study was conducted in four different dump stations in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area. Results for waste generation showed that the percentage of glass waste in station 2 was highest in October (2.62%) and lowest in August (0.90%). Metal waste in station 2 was highest in January (3.61%) and lowest in December (2.55%). Other waste in station 2 was highest in March (5.04%) and lowest in September (1.61%). Results of monthly variation showed that the percentage of paper waste in station 2 was highest in September 2017 (34.98%) and lowest in October (1.15%). The percentage of plastic waste in station 4 was highest in October (41.76%) and lowest in March (33.23%). 68% generate organic waste, 17% generates paper waste, 8% generate plastic waste, 4% generate glass waste, 2% generates metal waste, 1% generates other type of waste. Results for waste disposal methods show that 28% dispose their waste by burning, 26% by burying, 34% dispose waste on open dumps. 12% dispose with government agencies. It was observed that generation, disposal methods and government participation is dependent on predominant jobs or activities of residents, implementation of government policy and sufficient availability of government disposal facilities.
Affiliations: Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka. PMB 1, Abraka, Nigeria
Keywords: Participant, Community, Characterization, Identification, Solid Wastes
Published date: 2019/06/30