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Purview of Public Solid Waste Collection, Disposal and Management Practices in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geoinformatics and Surveying, Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Uyo. Uyo, Nigeria
  • 2Minsitry of Land, Housing and Survey, Giginya Secretariat, Sokoto State, Nigeria

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 55-63, July,22 (2016)


Recent global awareness in environmental monitoring, protection and management raises strings of probes into human practices and influence on the environment. The inquisition into the methods and practice of waste disposal raises much questions among environmental scientist, and analyst, hence the need for this presentation. Analysis of the practice in Akwa Ibom State and its impact was undertaken in a bid to assessing the existing system and proposing enhancement of the system. The collection of spatial data for the waste collection and disposal sites were obtained from field and social survey. Existing solid waste records from the Akwa Ibom State Waste Management Agency was used as ancillary and base data.


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