Solid Waste Disposal Attitude in Sango Ota, Ogun State: Implication for Sustainable City Development in Nigeria

Ojo, Oladimeji Olusola, Adejugbagbe, John Adewale

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria

Department of Architectural Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria

Accepted 07 November, 2017

Citation: Ojo OO, Adejugbagbe JA (2017) Solid Waste Disposal Attitude in Sango Ota, Ogun State: Implication for Sustainable City Development in Nigeria. Journal of Environment and Waste Management 4(3): 253-260.

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Abstract

Solid waste disposal attitude is multidimensional and a complex issue that is prominent in urban areas. It is a global phenomenon confronting both developed and developing countries Sango Ota in Ogun State Nigeria has become an industrial region that attracts other activities and increases in population responsible for high volume of solid waste generation. In this paper, the current disposal means, waste collection method, resident attitude role of government in recent time will be achieved through the use of a questionnaire. Congestion, environmental pollution and health hazard was found to be the significant consequence of improper solid waste disposal with high Wald value and sig. value<0.05 level of significance. Majority of the respondents who chose burning, roadside dumping and flood/canal dumping were of the opinion that payment for either government/private waste collection in their area is expensive (51.1%) compared to other means of disposal. The implication of the findings for waste disposal attitude in achieving sustainable city development in Nigeria tackling solid waste problem in urban cities through public awareness, attitudinal change in achieving waste reduction, provision of collection point within neighbourhood and provision of accessibility to each dwelling with adequate drainage system.

Keywords:  Solid waste, Disposal, Attitude, Sustainable city, Development