Resource potentials of composting the organic wastes stream from municipal solid wastes compositions arising in Nigerian cities

Harir, Adamu Isa and Kasim, Rozilah and Ishiyaku, Bala (2015) Resource potentials of composting the organic wastes stream from municipal solid wastes compositions arising in Nigerian cities. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 3 . pp. 10-15. ISSN 23274344

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/gep.2015.34002

Abstract

The paper presented an assessment of the resource potentials of composting organic waste materials arising from the municipal solid waste stream from cities in Nigeria. Through a review of quantitative data, the composition of municipal solid waste arising within cities in Nigeria was examined in order to identify the potentials for composting organic materials from the waste stream composition. The data showed that the average majority of the waste stream was organic materials which implied high potentials for composting organic waste materials from Nigerian cities. The review also identified further potentials for composting was associated with the large population and the majority of them engaged in agriculture, as a high potential market for compost manure in Nigeria. There were more potentials derivable from the current policies of importing and supplying chemical fertilizer with huge subsidies for domestic agriculture in the country. The need to substitute these policies of chemical fertilizer with the use of compost manure implied high potentials for composting in the country. The paper also identified numerous benefits of composting in general and with particular reference to the Nigerian situation which includes, among others a reduction of the vast quantity of solid waste for final disposal, reducing air pollution and ground water leachate and also employment generation and increased income. Therefore, the paper recommended a deliberate government policy to promote composting of organic solid wastes material and marketing of compost manure to substitute the current policies of importing chemical fertilizer with subsidy for domestic agriculture as a strategy to achieve sustainable waste management in Nigeria.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Composting; organic wastes; waste composition; sustainable waste management; resource potentials
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD785-812 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
ID Code:11108
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:13 May 2019 09:10
Last Modified:13 May 2019 09:10

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