Assessment of Solid Waste Management in Kinondoni Municipality

Type Thesis or Dissertation - Masters of Environmental Studies
Title Assessment of Solid Waste Management in Kinondoni Municipality
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
his study aimed to assess the Solid waste Management in Kinondoni Municipality in the year 2014. The sample comprised a total number of 50 households in which two wards of Sinza and Ubungo were purposively chosen to represent the rest of wards in Kinondono Municipality. Data on solid waste management were collected using direct observation, interview and questionnaires. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. Data were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 16.0. Findings indicates that high solid waste are generated from the following sources households 80% (1618.8 t/day), informal sector waste 16% (322.2 t/day), market waste 2% (40.5 t/day) and commercial waste 1% (30.4 t/day). Furthermore, 76% of the respondents had no access to door to door solid waste collection services delivered by the municipality due to poor collection system (85%), poor road access (76%) and lack of community participation. Only 15% of the respondent had an acess to the service that collect and transfer their waste to disposal site. It can be concluded that, the overall solid waste management service is poor. Waste generated is in high quantity compared to the amount collected and transferred to disposal site. Insufficient methods of solid waste collection and transportation in kinondoni municipal are not improved and there is little access to municipal vehicle for solid waste transfer and transportation to the final disposal. It is recommended from this study that, for efficiency and effective solid waste management a cooperative effort involving all stakeholders, including citizens, businesses, community based organizations, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, universities, and other research organizations is un avoidable.

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