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    Online ISSN: 2415-2331
    Print ISSN: 2415-5241

    Frequency: Monthly


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    Volume 3 Number 2 February 2017

    Challenges of Solid Waste Management in Rural Area


    Pages: 10-15
    Authors: Charles Eneminyene Friday ; Abdulraheem  Mukhtar Iderawumi
    Abstract
    A good environment they say predetermines good health. If good health is to be measured at all the people and the environment will play a significant role. Illness and disease however, do not exist in isolation of the environment in particular. Waste is an object for which we have no further use and which has to be disposed off because of the danger it poses to the environment. Solid waste refers to garbage, refuse, rubbish, trash or litter generated through the domestic, commercial and industrial activities of man. As the population increased efforts were made to transport waste out of the cities. This study therefore examined the problems of solid waste disposal in Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo state. Two hundred respondents were sampled from the study area. The major instruments of data collection were questionnaire administration, personal observation and oral interview Data were analyzed using cross tabulation and simple percentage The findings shows that the respondents were aware of effects that improper solid waste to have in their environment and health but still indulge in insanitary wasted disposal. Also the role of Government in waste disposal was below normal standard.  It was recommended that the people should change their unsanitary system of waste disposal and government should improve on waste disposal policy.