The Practices and Challenges for Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) In Temeke Municipality, Dar Es Salam (DSM), Tanzania

Lubwama, Ahmed (2017) The Practices and Challenges for Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) In Temeke Municipality, Dar Es Salam (DSM), Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Dar es Salam as one of the enlarging cities characterized by rapid increase in the population, rampant sprung of informal settlement municipal solid waste generation rates become abnormal. This is worsened by the less collection rates which threatens the health status of the urbanites. The study was conducted in Temeke Municipality purposely due to its low waste collection rates of all the then three municipalities of Dar es Salaam that is Kinondoni, Temeke and Ilala. The study assessed the practices and challenges of MSWM and suggests the possible measures to correct the situation. The wards studied are Kiburugwa, Mbagala Kuu, Charambe, Mianzini, Azimio and Yombo Vituka which were purposively chosen given their high number of females. 156 women were interviewed since they are the ones indulging most in the waste management activities at the household level. The study had to identify the typology of solid waste collected and disposed, to examine the solid waste collection and disposal methods used as well as the challenges of solid waste management in Temeke Municipality. Basing on the data obtained from field observations, face-to-face interviews undertaken from the females in the selected wards, ward executive officers, the respective chairpersons, and the questionnaires filled up by the Temeke Municipal officer in-charge of waste revealed that the most generated waste is in form of rubbish, food waste with few reported paper material and observed glass material. There are two methods of municipal solid waste collection; door-to-door and the communal, the generators get rid of their wastes by collecting, whereas others disposed at their backyards, nearby open space and temporal dumpsites, the challenges for MSWM were inconsistency in waste collection, low budget, a distant official dumpsite at Pugu Kinyamwezi. The study recommends waste sorting, provision of official dumpsites.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2018 08:51
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2018 08:51

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