n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Refuse disposal behaviours of residents in rural and slum settings in Lagos Metropolis

Volume 5, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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The global concern for the environment requires that waste management be given adequate attention. This survey examined the refuse disposal behaviours of inhabitants of rural and slum settings in Lagos metropolis. Three hundred and thirteen (313) respondents (123 males and 190 females) volunteered information through a self developed and validated questionnaire. Respondents included landladies, landlords, tenants and other people residing in the various households involved in the study. The study revealed that most of the respondents had to take care of their refuse disposal as the government's refuse disposal service was not extended to them; and that the refuse disposal behaviours of the respondents were not environment-friendly. The study suggests a moral innovative approach by the government in handling refuse disposal among seemingly hard-to-reach population, leveraging on the waste-to-wealth approach and the principles of waste hierarchy.

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