ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF SOLID WASTE GENERATION IN IKA NORTH EAST AND IKA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF DELTA STATE, NIGERIA
Ogboi, E. and Kperegbeyi, J. I.
Journal Title:Journal of Environmental Issues and Agriculture in Developing Countries
The survey on solid waste generation in Ika urban and rural environs was conducted to explore the environmental consequences. 240 respondents were randomly selected for the study. The data obtained were tabulated and subjected to descriptive analysis. The major causes for increased solid waste generation in these areas were identified to be increased population, earning and urbanization. It was observed that the nature of waste generated in Ika urban was mostly garbage; while in the rural area was agricultural waste and garbage. The major means of waste disposal in Ika urban was incinerator, while open dumping in the rural areas. However, proper waste disposal campaign among others was recommended.