Solid Waste Management practices among industries in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria


  • Temiloluwa E. Makinde Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ibogun Campus, Ogun State
  • Adewumi I. Badiora Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ibogun Campus, Ogun State
  • Oluwasola T. Omotoso Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ibogun Campus, Ogun State



Solid Waste Management, Industries, Environmental Hazard, Nigeria


This study examined the profile of industries in Ota, Ogun State; determined the types of waste produced in the industries; identified and assessed the agencies responsible for managing industrial waste; examined the different storage and disposal methods employed and assessed how environmentally friendly the storage; collection and disposal methods of wastes in the industries. These were intended to provide information that will assist policymakers and industries management to develop an environmentally friendly waste management practice in the study area.

Total enumeration was used in the collection of primary data from industries. A total of 102 questionnaires (80.9%) were retrieved and used for data analysis. The study established that 66.8% of the industries were manufacturing industries being the most abundant while 1% was the service industry. Also, the largest amount of waste generated in the study area was metal/steel. Next to it were paper and nylon. Findings further revealed that the most commonly used method of waste collection was big waste bags (40%) and the least being garbage bags and old metal containers (12%). In addition, 27% of the industries practiced the recycling method of waste disposal while 9.1% and 2.1% still dispose of their waste in vacant plots/open spaces and dilapidated/uncompleted buildings. The study concluded that the solid waste management practices among industries in Ota; Ogun State were not adequate thereby causing diverse impacts that are detrimental to the ecosystem.


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How to Cite

Makinde, T. E., Badiora, A. I., & Omotoso, O. T. (2023). Solid Waste Management practices among industries in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. EQA - International Journal of Environmental Quality, 55(1), 12–22.