keywords: Collection facility, sanitary, solid waste
Human activities, such as agriculture, industry and domestic activities generate wastes that need to be carefully collected and disposed for safer environment. The paper examined solid waste collection system with a view to examining its adequacy or otherwise. Data for the paper was derived from both the primary and secondary sources. A sample size of 250 households, representing 0.4 percent of the total population was isolated for detailed investigation. The methods of data analysis were based on the frequency tables and figures using simple descriptive statistics of percentages. The results of the study show that polythene bags constitute dominant type of solid waste generated. This may be explained by the fact households normally use polythene bags in covering goods purchased either in the markets or along their ways home. The observed collection methods of solid wastes is unsatisfactory; for example, the four waste collection vehicles appear to be far below the volumes of solid wastes generated in a big city like Jimeta. It is concluded that for proper solid wastes collection, such as the number of vehicles should be increased and the frequency of collection should also be increased. This will go a long way to improving the sanitary conditions of the environment.
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