PERCIEVED IMPACT OF INDISCRIMINATE DUMPING AND MANAGEMENT OF SOLID WASTE ON REAL ESTATE VALUES IN EGBEDA LOCAL GOVERNMENT, IBADAN
OLAGOKE-SALAMI, SEKINAT OLUBUNMI AND ODUNNAIKE, JOSEPH SEUN, Volume 3 Issue 1, 2020 Pages 94-101, Published: 2020-09-25
Generation of waste is inevitable in almost activities of human beings. However, effective disposal and management of waste should be given priority attention to ameliorate the negative impact of improper waste management. The problems posed by this act emanated from the absence of functional waste disposal and management agencies, lack of enabling policies, poor public enlightenment and lack of dedicated waste dumps. This paper investigates the perceived impact of indiscriminate dumping and management of solid waste on real estate values in Egbeda Local Government Area, Ibadan Oyo State. Random sampling technique was used to administer One hundred and three (103) questionnaires among Estate surveyors and valuers and residents in the selected Neighbourhood. Frequency table and percentages were used in analysing the data collected from the respondents. It was observed that indiscriminate dumping of solid waste and formation of dumpsites has negative impact on level of demand for real estate properties and their values. The study recommends that public enlightenment and awareness programmes should be carried out frequently by the Government through various media to sensitize the people on health implications and environmental dangers of improper dumping of solid waste and offenders should be penalized as this will eradicate the habit of indiscriminate dumping of refuse.