Waste Generation and Management Strategies in Awka Metropolis


  • Abaekih Charles Emeka Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
  • Abaekih Ifeyinwa Stella Lecturer, Department of Business and Entrepreneurship Education, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Agbani, Nigeria
  • Chukwuemeka Orji Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria




Awka, Metropolis, Population, Recycling, Strategies, Waste Generation, Waste Management, Waste Collection


The study examined Waste Generation and Management strategies in Awka Metropolis. Survey research design was adopted and used in the study. A sample size of 400 was used in the study. Questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection, and the data collected was analyzed using 4-point Likert scale. Based on the analysis, result revealed a significant presence of organic waste, plastic pollution, paper and cardboard waste, construction debris, and electronic waste in the urban area (Awka Metropolis). While waste collection services and disposal sites were relatively strong, transfer stations and recycling facilities showed notable deficiencies. However, the Promising strategies for improving waste management included integrated waste management systems, community engagement initiatives, infrastructure investments, public-private partnerships, and education campaigns. Based on these findings, recommendations emphasized the importance of enhancing infrastructure, fostering community involvement, promoting sustainable practices, and strengthening regulatory frameworks to address waste management challenges effectively.


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How to Cite

A. C. Emeka, A. I. Stella, and C. Orji, “Waste Generation and Management Strategies in Awka Metropolis”, IJRESM, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1–8, May 2024, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.11104857.