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Abstract

AN APPRAISAL OF NATURE AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF SOLID WASTES GENERATED IN A TERTIARY INSTITUTION IN NIGERIA

I. O. Akinjogbin*, M. K. C. Sridar, A. O. Coker

ABSTRACT

Municipal solid Waste (MSW) generation has increased in Nigerian tertiary institutions due to increase in students’ admission rate and daily activities of the institutions. Managing the institutional wastes like any other municipal solid wastes had created a lot of environmental challenges. Some common waste management methods like sanitary landfill, incineration and open burning cause additional harm to the environment including greenhouse gas emissions (GHG. The MSW generated in Federal Polytechnic, Ede were assessed. A thorough one session monitoring of the waste characteristics and management practices of the various sectors of the institution were carried. Through these assessments, the quantity and quality of wastes generated and deposited at the dump site of the institution and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions resulting from the generated wastes in the institution were determined. The major shortcomings observed in respect of source generation, storage and management practices of the Institutions MSW were poor storage facilities in the commercial areas, non-segregation of different waste constituents in all areas and uncontrolled dumping and burning at the designated institution’s dump site daily 747.5 kg of MSW is being generated. The current non-conventional management practices were responsible for emission of about 25,746.70kg/t of CO2 emissions into the environments.

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