The Role of Public Participation in Organic Waste Management
A Case Study of Abuja, Nigeria
ABSTRACT
Environmental management issues continue to pose greater challenges to various regions across the globe. The municipality of Abuja suffers from low level of public participation in engaging in organic waste management as one of the main ways of achieving environmental sanitation. In a bid to identify ways of enhancing public participation in organic waste management, the study used qualitative primary research, which involved interviewing 57 members of the public through questionnaires. The participants were picked on a simple random basis. From the results the study established that there has been a low level participation amongst the members of the public in organic waste management. The low participation results from some specific obstacles or factors inhibiting the same. Amongst the obstacles identified include lack of adequate funding, insufficient resources, lack of information, ineffective policies and regulation framework, and lack of awareness as some of the obstacles that have inhibited public participation in organic waste management. As a result, the study provides specific recommendations on how to enhance public participation in organic waste management as one of the ways of promoting environmental sanitation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TOC o “1-5” h z u HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481683” ABSTRACT PAGEREF _Toc400481683 h 2
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481684” TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGEREF _Toc400481684 h 3
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481685” CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION PAGEREF _Toc400481685 h 6
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481686” 1.1 Introduction PAGEREF _Toc400481686 h 6
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481687” 1.2 Statement of the Problem PAGEREF _Toc400481687 h 7
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481688” 1.3 Research Aims, Objectives and Questions PAGEREF _Toc400481688 h 8
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481689” 1.3.1 Research Aims and Objectives PAGEREF _Toc400481689 h 8
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481690” 1.3.2 Research Questions PAGEREF _Toc400481690 h 9
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481691” 1.4 Scope of the Study PAGEREF _Toc400481691 h 9
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481692” 1.5 Significance of the Study PAGEREF _Toc400481692 h 10
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481693” 1.6 Structure of the Dissertation PAGEREF _Toc400481693 h 11
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481694” 1.7 Chapter Summary PAGEREF _Toc400481694 h 11
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481695” CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW PAGEREF _Toc400481695 h 13
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481696” 2.1 Introduction PAGEREF _Toc400481696 h 13
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481697” 2.2 Description of study area: Abuja PAGEREF _Toc400481697 h 14
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481698” 2.3 Waste Composition and Types of Waste in Abuja PAGEREF _Toc400481698 h 15
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481699” 2.3.1 Commercial Waste PAGEREF _Toc400481699 h 16
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481700” 2.3.2 Domestic and Household Waste PAGEREF _Toc400481700 h 17
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481701” 2.3.3 Construction Waste PAGEREF _Toc400481701 h 18
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481702” 2.3.4 Agricultural Waste PAGEREF _Toc400481702 h 19
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481703” 2.4 Present State of Municipal Solid in Abuja PAGEREF _Toc400481703 h 20
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481704” 2.4.1 Landfill PAGEREF _Toc400481704 h 20
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481705” 2.4.2 Open Dumps PAGEREF _Toc400481705 h 21
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481706” 2.4.3 Mass Burning PAGEREF _Toc400481706 h 22
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481707” 2.4.4 Effect of Landfill PAGEREF _Toc400481707 h 22
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481708” 2.5 Impact of Good Waste Practice in Abuja PAGEREF _Toc400481708 h 24
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481709” 2.6 Factors affecting Municipal Solid Waste Management in Abuja PAGEREF _Toc400481709 h 26
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481710” 2.6.1 Funding PAGEREF _Toc400481710 h 27
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481711” 2.6.2 Behaviour of Residence PAGEREF _Toc400481711 h 27
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481712” 2.6.3 Public Participation PAGEREF _Toc400481712 h 28
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481713” 2.6.4 Recycling Programmes PAGEREF _Toc400481713 h 29
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481714” 2.6.5 Government policy PAGEREF _Toc400481714 h 29
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481715” 2.7 Chapter Summary PAGEREF _Toc400481715 h 30
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481716” CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODS PAGEREF _Toc400481716 h 31
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481717” 3.1 Introduction PAGEREF _Toc400481717 h 31
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481718” 3.2 Research Philosophy PAGEREF _Toc400481718 h 31
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481719” 3.3 Research Approach and Design PAGEREF _Toc400481719 h 32
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481720” 3.4 Study Participants PAGEREF _Toc400481720 h 32
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481721” 3.5 Research Instruments PAGEREF _Toc400481721 h 33
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481722” 3.6 Research Ethics PAGEREF _Toc400481722 h 34
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481723” 3.7 Limitations of the Study PAGEREF _Toc400481723 h 34
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481724” 3.8 Chapter Summary PAGEREF _Toc400481724 h 35
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481725” CHAPTER 4: FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS PAGEREF _Toc400481725 h 37
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481726” 4.1 Introduction PAGEREF _Toc400481726 h 37
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481727” 4.2 Primary Research PAGEREF _Toc400481727 h 37
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481728” 4.2.1 Section One PAGEREF _Toc400481728 h 37
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481729” 4.2.2 Section Two PAGEREF _Toc400481729 h 40
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481730” 4.2.3 Section Three PAGEREF _Toc400481730 h 41
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481731” 4.2.4 Section Four PAGEREF _Toc400481731 h 43
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481732” 4.3 Chapter Summary PAGEREF _Toc400481732 h 44
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481733” CHAPTER 5: DISCUSSIONS PAGEREF _Toc400481733 h 45
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481734” 5.0 Introduction PAGEREF _Toc400481734 h 45
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481735” 5.1 Study Question One PAGEREF _Toc400481735 h 45
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481736” 5.2 Study Question Two PAGEREF _Toc400481736 h 46
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481737” 5.3 Study Question Three PAGEREF _Toc400481737 h 47
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481738” 5.4 Study Question Four PAGEREF _Toc400481738 h 47
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481739” 5.5 Study Question Five PAGEREF _Toc400481739 h 47
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481740” 5.6 Chapter Summary PAGEREF _Toc400481740 h 47
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481741” CHAPTER 6: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS PAGEREF _Toc400481741 h 48
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481742” REFERENCES PAGEREF _Toc400481742 h 49
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481743” BIBLIOGRAPHY PAGEREF _Toc400481743 h 53
HYPERLINK l “_Toc400481744” APPENDICES PAGEREF _Toc400481744 h 53

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