Assessment of Solid Waste Problems at College of Education, Ikere - Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

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ASSESSMENT OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS IN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKERE – EKITI, EKITI STATE, SOUTH WEST NIGERIA

BY

IKUDAYISI, Akinola Mayowa
Lecturer II,
Technical Education Department,
College of Education,
Ikere – Ekiti ikmayor@yahoo.com +2348035630740

AND

BELLO, Rufus Oluwatayo
Principal Lecturer,
Technical Education Department,
College of Education,
Ikere – Ekiti
Rufusoluwatayobello@gmail.com
+2348038814108

ABSTRACT
This paper assesses the problem of solid waste management at College of Education, Ikere – Ekiti located in South West Nigeria as an institution. Since solid waste is being generated in the school, it is imperative to make sure they are properly handled in the specified way. Solid waste management is defined as the branch of Solid Waste Engineering associated with waste control of generation, storage, collection and transfer, transportation, processing and disposal of solid waste in a manner that is in accordance with the best principle of Public Health Economics, Engineering Conservation, aesthetics and other environmental consideration. The various problems facing the management of these solid wastes in the College were discussed and appropriate solutions were suggested.

INTRODUCTION
Waste according to Fantola (1997) can be defined as any material flow pattern that is rejected by the society. Waste according to their state can be either solid or liquid. This paper seems to concentrate on the management of solid waste alone. Also, The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act define solid wastes as:
"Any garbage, refuse, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material including solid, liquid, semisolid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations and from community…...

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