Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 311

Full Length Research Paper

A model for solid waste management in Anambra State, Nigeria

Otti V. I.
Civil Engineering Department, Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 December 2010
  •  Published: 28 February 2011


Indiscriminate dumping of solid wastes along the streets and roads corners causes a lot of deadly infectious diseases which could be responsible for the large proportion of morbidity and mortality in Nigeria. A deterministic model needed for short and long term waste management and management information system in Anambra State sanitation and environmental protection agency (ANSEPA) is considered in this paper. A review of literature on model methods is presented, with brief method of the study and analysis used for the determination of the required results. Moreover, this study was aimed to determine which type of integrated solid waste management option or programme will be used to implement minimized cost and maximized benefit (benefit cost ratio) over a long period of planning period. Consequently, the model will be used by the decision makers in finding the solution to environmental, economical, sanitary, technical and social goals, through the use of equipment, routine maintenance, personal and sundry.


Key word: Minimum cost, maximum benefit, morbidity and mortality, integrated solid waste management, infectious disease, deterministic model.