Waste Control Strategles for Heality Environment: A Case Study of Female Students Hostels

Izualor Patience Amuche


The paper focused on the proper waste control strategies as a panacea for healthy environment in female students hostels in Ezeugo and oboli hostel oko. four research question were formulated. Population of the study consisted of Female students living in the hostels. Data were collected with questionnaire. Mean was used to analyze the data collected. The findings revealed the various methods of waste disposal adopted by the Female students living in the hostel such as use of refuse bins, burning, “throwaway” methods etc. Also the reasons for poor waste disposal were identified such as lack of adequate refuse bins, insufficient cleaning equipment and materials, delays in collecting of waste for disposal by the authorities etc. The study further revealed the effects of improper waste disposal on the environment to include air pollution, unsightly environment, breeding places for vectors among others. Finally, possible strategies for improvement were also identified.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n17p107

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