The Role of Government and Private Partnership in Eradicating Street Waste Dumps in Port Harcourt
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages: 31-35
Received: Nov. 6, 2019; Accepted: Feb. 10, 2020; Published: Mar. 17, 2020
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Ozabor Famous, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Port-Harcourt, Choba, Nigeria
Obisesan Adekunle, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Port-Harcourt, Choba, Nigeria
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Abstract
This study is concerned with unraveling the role of government and private individuals in eradicating street refuse dumps in Port Harcourt city. The study adopted the survey research design and 400 copies of questionnaire were administered in the city. To ensure effective distribution the area was first stratified using the existing land uses. The analysis was done using means and percentages. However, findings include 70% of respondents highlighted that government waste management agency is not efficient in the area, and that this has forced most residents to dump waste indiscriminately along streets in the area. 73% of respondents also suggested that private waste managers charge too high for waste collection. Problems associated with indiscriminate waste disposal in the area includes, untidy streets (90%); Air pollution (73%); Road traffic obstruction (23%); spread of rodents (53%); spread of diseases (82%) etc. The study however concluded that, government and private agencies must partner to combat waste generation problem, the people of Port Harcourt city should be advised on proper waste management techniques such as sorting, burying organic waste etc; there is an urgent need for waste treatment plants at strategic points in the city; stiff fines should be placed on violators in the area.
Keywords
Role, Street, Waste-dumps, Port Harcourt
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Ozabor Famous, Obisesan Adekunle, The Role of Government and Private Partnership in Eradicating Street Waste Dumps in Port Harcourt, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 31-35. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20200801.14
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