keywords: Solid Waste, Evbotubu, Waste Management, Waste Generation.
One challenge facing solid waste management is the absence of correct information on solid waste generation rate. This results in poor design computation of disposal systems and further leads to underperformance of the management systems. This wok therefore focused on solid waste generation rate in Evbotubu Community, Edo state of Nigeria. Thirty (30) representative houses were randomly selected. Mass of waste generated on weekly bases and on monthly bases was determine from the first week of January, 2019 to last week in December, 2019. The population was also sampled. The calculated average generation rate of 0.45 kg/p/d fell within the estimated range of 0.4 – 0.6 kg/p/d by United Nations Environmental Program for sub – urban communities of developing countries. This information is important for effective planning, design and management of solid waste disposal system in the community.