Solid Waste Management In The Asokwa Sub-Metropolis In The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Area

ABSTRACT

The importance of proper solid waste disposal cannot be underestimated since the health implications of poor waste disposal impact negatively on the health of households. It was on the basis of this assertion that an evaluation was conducted into the solid waste management practices within the Asokwa Sub-Metropolis in the Kumasi Metropolitan area. The population for the study was residents of the suburbs in the sub-metropolis. A sample of 160 respondents was selected randomly from Gyinyase, Dompoase, Atonso-Agogo and Ahinsan. A self-administered questionnaire with 25 items was used for data collection. The questionnaire was pre-tested with a sample of 40 respondents from the Oforikrom Sub-Metropolis. Data collected was analyzed using the Statistical Product for Service Solutions with descriptive statistical tools such as frequency tables, and percentages.

Results of the study indicated that some residents dumped solid waste indiscriminately by throwing them into open drains and onto streets for reasons which included ignorance and laziness. Besides, refuse collection was solely done by private waste contractors and it was done daily or weekly. Furthermore, it was found that, officially, residents used refuse bins provided by the Sub-Metropolis. The improper waste disposal brought about high incidence of malaria and cholera. In view of the findings that emerged, it was recommended that residents should be educated on good solid waste disposal practices and were asked to embrace the ‘dump as you pay policy’. Recycling of solid waste was also recommended for adoption, because it is feasible in the long-term.

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APA

AMPADU, B (2021). Solid Waste Management In The Asokwa Sub-Metropolis In The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Area. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/solid-waste-management-in-the-asokwa-sub-metropolis-in-the-kumasi-metropolitan-assembly-area

MLA 8th

AMPADU, BENJAMIN "Solid Waste Management In The Asokwa Sub-Metropolis In The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Area" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/solid-waste-management-in-the-asokwa-sub-metropolis-in-the-kumasi-metropolitan-assembly-area. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

AMPADU, BENJAMIN . "Solid Waste Management In The Asokwa Sub-Metropolis In The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Area". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/solid-waste-management-in-the-asokwa-sub-metropolis-in-the-kumasi-metropolitan-assembly-area >.

Chicago

AMPADU, BENJAMIN . "Solid Waste Management In The Asokwa Sub-Metropolis In The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Area" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/solid-waste-management-in-the-asokwa-sub-metropolis-in-the-kumasi-metropolitan-assembly-area