Nemis Journal of Environmental Science
Vol. 1(2), pp. 016-026
Full Length Research Article | Accepted Date: 7 SEPTEMBER, 2015

WASTE GENERATION MANAGEMENT IN JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY AND IMPLICATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

AUTHOR: E.B. BABATOLA, RAPHEL NASAMU AND ABAKE AWOSUSI

Abstract

Generation of wastes is a phenomenon that happens where there is ecological activity in terms of man and environment relation. A University in its essence is expected to be a citadel; a settlement within a city that is expected to be independent of the city in terms of infrastructural facilities. The trust of this research is to examine the types and patterns of waste generation in Joseph Ayo Babalola University base on the population projection and proffer solution that will bring about effective environmental conservation mechanism. The methodology adopted was to look at the existing campus and the pattern of waste generation and the projection in both Academic and Physical matter plans to project the likely trend of wastes generation. A structured questionnaire was disseminated by random sampling technique to apprise about the existing situation and elicit information useful for projection of trend of waste generation for the next ten years. Analyses were carried out using; Percentage, Line graph and Rank. The results indicate that types of wastes generated most under Students hostels and Staff quarters and Colleges, Shopping Mall and Cafeteria reflect the life styles and habits of people as well as activities dominating each place. It also reflected the size of population as such this research is expected to assist in defining the direction of growth and expansion of the University campus, so as to pre-empt and manage possible environmental challenges.

Keywords

Wastes, Environment, development, Conservation, Management.

Citation

E.B. BABATOLA, RAPHEL NASAMU AND ABAKE AWOSUSI. (2015). Wastes, Environment, development, Conservation, Management. Nemisjournal of Environmental Science 1(2): 016-026.