Author(s): J. A. Adelegan
The rapid growth of urban centres in Nigeria, coupled with the development of
unstructured infrastructural and social services have created an environmental
situation in many parts of the country which is becoming increasingly inimical to
Considering the paucity of basic data on urban solid waste
generation for effective management with the attendant health impacts.
was established to estimate solid waste generation pattern in Nigerian urban
centres as a step towards effective waste management planning for improved
health and better living conditions in the mid-21 st Century
Data used for the work was largely obtained from 1982 field survey of the then
Environmental Planning and Protection Division of the Federal Ministry of
bbHousing and Environment.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/EHR010271
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