A STUDY OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT A CASE STUDY OF KISUMU CITY.

ABSTRACT
Solid waste is a big challenge in major counties in Kenya; it is very expensive yet attempts to allocate large proportions of the budget towards its management has not alleviated the problem. The quantity and generation rate of the solid wastes in urban towns in Kenya have increased at an alarming rate over the years with lack of efficient and modern technology for the management of the wastes.
This study set out to establish the actual state of waste management in Kisumu City, outline triumphant areas and possible barriers to waste management. Ultimately, the study seeks to propose measures that can be undertaken to tackle the forehand challenges in the short and long term to provide sustainable waste management in fast growing urban areas like Kisumu city. The work focuses on the system elements of solid waste management i.e. activities from point of generation to ultimate disposal by landfilling and also looks at the implications of unsound waste management.
Select areas of the city i.e. commercial areas and residential estates chosen based on level of income were surveyed to investigate the quantity and rate of solid waste generation, factors influencing the generation, solid waste composition, collection, disposal, reuse and recycling, and environmental problems. The results indicated high generation rates of waste specifically from households which was 70% organic in composition without a corresponding efficient technology to manage the generated wastes.

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