The Potential Use of Ecological Solid Waste Management in Nkasi District Council

Nkingwa, Nzilantuzu Mayuma (2018) The Potential Use of Ecological Solid Waste Management in Nkasi District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study sought to investigate the potential use of ecological Solid Waste Management in Namanyere Township. Specifically this study intended to assess the existing solid waste management practices, to identify the type of solid waste generated and to develop the ecological solid waste management techniques in the study area. Primary data were collected through questionnaires. and Observation Descriptive research design was employed by using 100 respondents(50)employee and (50)community respectively .and data were analyzed using a computer program statistical package for social science. The result showed that the major type of solid waste generated in a study area originated from commercial area(50),residential area (46) and [4]from hospital .the all of these were the main type of waste which contain organic and inorganic matter ,toxic and hospital waste further more according to the findings the ecological waste management approaches which can be employed in the study area are the source reduction(6.9),composting(5.)),recycling(5.5)and re-uses(0.3) It can be concluded that the existing practice of solid waste management in the study area are ineffective and the ecological waste management method could be more effective in dealing with solid waste management problems. The study recommend that the introduction of small industries that will utilize the recyclable wastes. For effective collection of solid wastes there is a need for the Town council to invest in transport services so as to insure that there is a reliable solid waste collection, transportation and disposal of waste to dumping areas.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 16:01
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 16:01

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