An Assessment of Causes and Effects of Domestic Waste in Owerri, Imo State Southeastern Nigeria

Authors : Terhemba Emberga; Anuforo Dominic; Ibe onyinyechi; Epuerie Emeka; Osubor Alma; Adaeze Nwogwugwu; Okekunle Olaide; Ogah Francis

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 10 - October

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This work is aimed at investigating the causes and effects of domestic waste in Owerri ,Imo State. The study covers three local Government Areas which includes: Owerri Municipal, Owerri West and Owerri NorthLocal Government Area respectively. Majority of domestic waste are generated from markets such as World Bank Market, Relief Market, Douglas Market, Amakohia Market, New market, Building Materials Market, Naze and residential homes. The waste disposal methods adopted includes: burning, landfills and open dumping. Domestic waste are always collected at the various collection centers for disposal and recycling purposes. The dominant causes are: Non availability of Collection centers, Indiscriminate dumping of waste by citizens while the effects of domestic waste are as follows: defacing the environment, blocking of the drainage system, and pollution of the environment. The way forward is that the managers of domestic waste in Owerri (ie Environmental Transformation Commission, ENTRACO) should make the collection centers accessible to all residence, sensitization of the general public on the danger of dirty environment.

Keywords : Domestic, Waste, Effects, Causes.


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