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An Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Waste Bins Collection and Disposal in Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

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This study employed Geographic Information System (G.I.S.) as a tool in assessing the geospatial distribution of the waste bin collection points in Sango-Ota to determine the efficiency in various locations in the town. The population figures of 1991, 2006 and the projected population of the various political wards for 2012 from the National Population Commission, Abuja were employed; the coordinates of the existing public waste bins were taken using Garmin 760 GPS (Global Positioning System) with high accuracy, georeferenced Quickbird image from the Office of Surveyor General of the Federation, Abuja with 0.5m resolution of the study area was employed. However, entities such as Roads, Buildings and Rivers among others were extracted from the configuration. Attribute data were collected for each entity; spatial database also created for the entities in order to determine how effective and efficient the public waste bins are. Spatial analyses like buffering and overlay operations were performed in ArcGIS 10.0 version and results revealed that the available waste collection points are not enough to handle the total waste generated as a result of rapid development. It is concluded that by the year 2020, the population of the study area will have risen to 268,896 and the waste to be generated will be in the neighbourhood of over 400 tonnes in which if not properly managed can lead to outbreak of epidemic. Recommendations were put forward to the relevant agencies for decisions and prompt actions.
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  • Department of Geographic Information Systems, Federal School of Surveying, Oyo, Nigeria
  • Department of Geographic Information Systems, Federal School of Surveying, Oyo, Nigeria
  • Department of Surveying & Geoinformatics, Federal School of Surveying, Oyo, Nigeria
  • Department of Geographic Information Systems, Federal School of Surveying, Oyo, Nigeria
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