Abstract

This study examined the socio-economic characteristics of the operators in selected transport interchange in Ibadan; determined the quality and composition of litter generated; examined little storage, collection, transportation and disposal practices of litter generated: and identified and examined factors influencing litter management in the study area. These were with a view to providing information for policy response to litter management practices. The data were collected using multi-stage sampling. The first stage was the purposive selection of the four transport interchange. The second stage was the stratification of the transport interchange into different operators such as traders and public transport operators. The third stage involves the selection of 20% of 177 retail shop outlets and425 umbrella stands. A total of 120 trader sand 80 public transport operators were purposively selected for questionnaire administration. Information elicited from interchange operators were on socio-economic attributes, quantity and composition of litter, litter storage, collection, transportation and disposal and management strategies of litter generated. The mean ages for the traders and public transport operators were 35and38years respectively. The study established that traders (49.2%) and public transport operators (38.8%) had secondary certificate. The mean income of the traders and the public transport operators were #55,000 and #32,000 monthly respectively. The traders (54.1%) employed between 1 to 3 persons in their retail outlet, while public transport operators (58.5%) stay in the transport interchange for minimum of 10minutes. It was also established that traders 2 (82%) and public transport operators (91.3%) littered the environment. The proportion of litter generated by the operators within the transport interchange are black nylon (86.9%), metal scrap (24.6%). Traders (60%) litter by flinging throwing litter, while public transport operators (47.5%) litter

How to Cite
I.S., Adekiya. Litter Management in Selected Transport Interchanges in Ibadan North Local Government. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], aug. 2018. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2613>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2021.