Abstract—The municipal solid wastes in Nigeria contain all sources of unsorted wastes, such as commercial refuse, construction and demolition debris, garbage, electronic wastes etc, which are dumped indiscriminately on roadsides and any available open pits irrespective of the health implication on people. The aim is to emphasize various waste management options, which integrated waste management disclosed the hierarchy of waste management options, environmental impacts of those options where studied under health and social effects, and the legislation of Extended Producer Responsibility were suggested where by product take back by manufacturers, especially when remanufacturing and reuse is available to ensure sound management practice in developing country Nigeria.
Index Terms—Disposal habit, Environmental Impacts, Legislation, Management options, Nigeria, Waste Generation.
1Onwughara Innocent Nkwachukwu is with Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, P. M. B. 5052 Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria (Corresponding Author: Phone: +2348063781088, e-mail: email@example.com).
2Dr. Nnorom Innocent Chidi is with Department of Industrial Chemistry, Abia State University Uturu, P. M. B 2000 Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
3Kanno Okechukwu Charles is with Quality Assurance Department, Glaxo Smith Kline Consumer Nigeria Plc Igbesa Road Agbara Ogun State, Nigeria (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Onwughara Innocent Nkwachukwu, Nnorom Innocent Chidi and Kanno Okechukwu Charles, "Issues of Roadside Disposal Habit of Municipal Solid Waste, Environmental Impacts and Implementation of Sound Management Practices in Developing Country “Nigeria”," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 409-418, 2010.