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ASSESSMENT OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN JIMETA-YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE NIGERIA

THE WORLD AT A GLANCE ( WASTE MANAGEMENT) 01/2011;

ABSTRACT This paper presents an overview assessment of solid waste management in Jimeta-Yola the Adamawa state capital, Nigeria. The objective of this paper is to assess the efficiency or otherwise of the agency responsible for waste management in Jimeta-Yola from 2004-2008. The indiscriminate dumping of solid waste that result in water, air and land pollution which have a substantial negative effect on the environment and human health was examined with the view to proffering planning solutions. There is growing trend of unsanitary conditions of waste disposal and management in the study area and this have a negative health implications on the residents. Data for this study were obtained from the Adamawa State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA) and relevant literature. Records show that waste are neither sorted nor recycled but dumped in an open dump 3 km away from the city center. The performance of agency regarding waste management was below average as large tonnage of solid waste can be seen at designated dumpsites thereby blocking drainage channels and access road

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