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Developing a Strategic Action Plan for Managing Municipal Solid Waste in Mubi Metropolis, Nigeria

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Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Action Plan, Management, Solid Waste, Strategic
Authors:
  • Mshelia, Alfred Dika
Journal:
IJIRES
Volume:
2
Number:
5
Pages:
380-383
Month:
September
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Abstract:
One of the foremost reasons why there is a setback regarding solid waste management in Mubi metropolis is the inability to quantify waste being generated in order to plan for its management on one hand, and the lack of a strategic action plan for managing the waste on the other hand. The study consequently dwelt on the latter having established the rate of waste generation by household, and cottage industries. The development of this action plan largely relied on the collection of qualitative data from secondary sources, and quantitative data generated by a study on municipal solid waste management practices, where an average of 2.9 kilograms of solid waste is generated by a household per day and between 10 kilograms to 79 kilograms by cottage firms on daily basis in the area. Municipal solid waste management issues can vary considerably among societies, and the developmental approach of a local solid waste action plan can as well vary from society to society. As such, a strategic action plan for Mubi metropolis covers; the scale, definitions, action plan development, implementation, enforcement and citizen participation, which establishes requirements for the management of municipal solid waste, where the household, and cottage firm’s generates bulk of the wastes in the area. The municipal solid waste management agency, Adamawa State Environmental Protection Agency’s (ADSEPA) roles were clearly spelt out regarding enforcement of the action plan.

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