ALESINLOYE SOLID WASTE GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT IN IBADAN: POTENTIALS FOR PREVENTION OF EPIDEMICS IN WORK ENVIRONMENT

Kabiru K. SALAMI

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Waste generation, a possible source of epidemics in market or any other work environment could also be made a source of income generation if properly managed.  Through an evaluative study in Alesinloye market, Ibadan, it was evident that intervention of Solid waste management in a market place could be effective and efficient, ranging from waste collection stage to the final disposal of waste.  Alesinloye market environs was neater and cleaner after the waste management project introduced in 2009.  Waste was also consciously disposed by traders daily, while waste recycling became a source of income to the management of the market.  The commitment of the management and active involvement of members of the work environment were significant in the prevention of epidemics in the market area.  

 


Keywords


Environmental sanitation, Solid waste, Work environment, Market place, Human resources, Disease prevention

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