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IJBBB 2014 Vol.4(1): 11-13 ISSN: 2010-3638
DOI: 10.7763/IJBBB.2014.V4.301

Composting as a Sustainable Waste Management Method in Katsina Metropolis, Northern Nigeria

Suleiman Iguda Ladan
Abstract—Composting is one of the universally accepted methods of waste disposal which has become a waste management option in the developing countries. It is widely practiced in Katsina metropolis, northern Nigeria as most of the waste produced is organic in nature. Composting in the metropolis is undertaking in different refuse collection facility by different age groups using simple implements. The manure collected is transported by different means of transportation and practiced mainly during the dry season to supply manure to the farms around the metropolis. It has assisted greatly to reduce the amount of waste that need to be evacuated by the waste management agency. However, there are problems associated with composting such as inadequate safety measures, occupational hazards among others. These problems need to be solved to make composting a sustainable waste management option in Katsina metropolis.

Index Terms—Composting, Katsina metropolis, sustainable, waste management.

Suleiman Iguda Ladan is with Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic Katsina, Nigeria (e-mail: suleimaniguda@yahoo.com).

 

Cite: Suleiman Iguda Ladan, "Composting as a Sustainable Waste Management Method in Katsina Metropolis, Northern Nigeria," International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 11-13, 2014.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3638
Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2015); Quarterly (Since 2016)
DOI: 10.17706/IJBBB
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ebtisam Heikal 
Abstracting/ Indexing: Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, and ProQuest.
E-mail: ijbbb@iap.org
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