Solid waste is one of the major challenges facing Nigerian cities. Waste management problem is complex because it involves a multitude of scientific, technical, economic and social factors. However, this essential service is not effectively and properly performed by the concerned bodies in Uyo Metropolis of Akwa Ibom State. Data were collected from both secondary and primary sources. Data on the existing solid waste management system in Uyo Metropolis were collected from primary source through the use of questionnaire and the sample size was determine using Taro Yamane formula. Four hundred copies of questionnaire were administered in the five zones that were demarcated for this study of which 40 questionnaires were administered to Town Planners and 16 questionnaires to Waste Management Expert respectively. Simple random and systematic sampling techniques were employed to select the respondents. Principal Component Analysis was used to test the hypotheses. Out of the 30 factors that influenced solid waste management system which were identified in this study, 6 influence partly the solid waste management system in Uyo metropolis. These were; adequate policy framework, public education and awareness, strong institutional framework, proper management, transparency, and adequate staffing. The study recommends among others, the adoption/integration of the 6 identified factors of efficient solid waste management system in Uyo Metropolis, as this will go a long way in the improvement of solid waste master plan preparation/implementation in Nigeria and globally.
Key Words: Determinants, Solid Waste, Management, System
Cyril, E (2019). Determinants of Solid Waste Management System in Uyo Metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Afribary.com: Retrieved September 18, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/jocrebe-03-2018-002
Effiong, Cyril. "Determinants of Solid Waste Management System in Uyo Metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 23 Aug. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/jocrebe-03-2018-002 . Accessed 18 Sep. 2019.
Effiong, Cyril. "Determinants of Solid Waste Management System in Uyo Metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 23 Aug. 2019. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/jocrebe-03-2018-002 >.
Effiong, Cyril. "Determinants of Solid Waste Management System in Uyo Metropolis, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed September 18, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/jocrebe-03-2018-002