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Title: Assessment Of Solid Waste Compositon In Ejisu-Juaben Municipality
Authors: Acheampong, Boakye
Issue Date: 3-Nov-2015
Abstract: Globally there is lack of knowledge about waste generation and composition in rural areas because these types of studies have been conducted mainly in big cities. This leaves the local sanitation authorities without information to properly plan their operations. Solid waste composition analysis is fundamental to proper planning of solid waste management in an area. This study was undertaken to assess the solid waste composition of wastes generated in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality. The Direct Waste Sorting Method which involves sorting and weighing directly from households where solid waste were generated was used. A total of one hundred and five (105) households with different socio-economic status over a two-month period was selected for the study. Results indicated that the average solid waste generation rate for Ejisu, Atia and Donaso were 0.481 kg/person/day, 0.4573 kg/person/day and 0.372 kg/person/day respectively with a total weight of 1806.351 kg, 342.54 kg and 140.553 kg respectively, expected to grow by 25% by the year 2022. Solid waste generation rates in the municipality which were biodegradable and recyclable in nature were dominated by food, yard and garden waste (67.49 %), plastics (3.57%), metals (2.41%), paper (1.88%), wood (2.48%), glass (2.11%), textile (1.03%), sand and ash (18.98%) suggesting that an integrated waste management approach supported by willingness to source-separation of wastes could be the best option for the municipality. Thus encouraging and formalizing recycling and composting would greatly reduce the amount of solid waste that has to be disposed hence reducing the cost that has to be incurred.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master Of Philosophy in Agro-Environmental Engineering, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7962
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