MERITS AND DEMERITS OF WASTE DISPOSAL METHODS IN FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ILARO, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA
JOSEPH, OLAKUNLE OLALEYE AND IBRAHIM, GBENGA WASIU, Volume 3 Issue 1, 2020 Pages 146-155, Published: 2020-09-25
Municipal solid waste (MSW) contributed to about 70% of the wastes generated in The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro. These wastes were generated from the departmental offices, other offices (academics and nonacademic), shopping malls, shops, business centres and residential areas (Staff Quarters). A table of composition (% by weight) of solid waste generated gave the categories of waste generated. The methods used for wastes collection, disposal and management came with their attendant advantages and disadvantages. The assessments of the waste management were also obtained from the campus cleaners. This research work assessed the merits and demerits of the municipal solid wastes (MSW) collection, disposal and management methods used within the polytechnic campus community. Single-point waste collection, open wastes dumping and wastes burning management methods had a merit of 26% and demerit of 74%. This research work enlightened the campus community on the safety and economic status of wastes collection, disposal and management method adopted. The institution was adequately informed that multi-point waste collection method, standardized temporary waste dumping site and discouragement of wastes burning will ensure safer and green environment and generate unimagined revenue for the institution making it a trailblazer in wastes management.