Inventory Analysis of Solid Waste Management in Ikorodu Community

Adeniran, Adetayo Olaniyi, Oyemade, Hezekiah


The challenge of managing solid waste generally in developed countries has shifted from ensuring minimum damage to public health and environment to the manner in which discarded resources are to be handled such that future generations are not deprived of its value. Statistics reveals that 3.5 billion people (half of the world’s population) are without access to waste management services, and open dumping remains the prevalent waste-disposal method in most developing countries.This study was carried out on the inventory analysis of solid waste disposal and management in Ikorodu community, Lagos State, Nigeria. The study focuses on Odogunyan, Odokekere and Odonla area of Ikorodu community. Structured interviews, personal observation and review of secondary data were used to address the objectives of the study.Primary data were collected through interview in the areas which include; Banks around Motor Park, House-holds, Industries, Hospitals, Schools and Market. A total of 200 respondents were sampled.At critical region 0.05, Chi square was used to analyze the hypothesis. And the null hypothesis was rejected. The alternate or research hypothesis was accepted. Hence, there is a statistical significant relationship between education of respondent and their knowledge of waste management in Ikorodu community.

Keywords: Inventory, Waste, Solid Waste, Waste Management and Ikorodu.

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