Keywords : Biodegradable, Non-Biodegradable, Municipal Solid Waste, Waste Management, Environment, Solid Wastes
This study examined municipal solid waste management practices and its impact on the environment in Nasarawa LGA of Kano state through collection of data from field surveys and interviews. Findings from this study reveals organic wastes, nylons and plastics as bulk of municipal solid wastes generated with increase in daily volume of generation and disposal by inhabitants. The most practiced method of waste disposal is the open dumping method. Also, activities of government agency such as REMASAB in waste management do not conform to sustainable waste management strategies and has resulted in series of environmental and health problems. Therefore, it is recommended that residents sort their wastes before disposing to enable effective municipal solid waste management practices. Non-governmental, private organizations and the REMASAB within the state should be encouraged by providing necessary manpower, funds and equipment to aid the management of municipal solid waste.