BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The research work is carried out due to the menace of improper solid waste management in Nkalagu Community which causes, some specific health hazards that probably led to illnesses in the Community. Improper waste management causes various types of pollution; air, soil, thermal, radiation and water. Indiscriminate dumping of waste contaminates surface and ground water supplies (Ivi, 2014).
Solid waste can be defined as unwanted, or any discarded materials arising from human’s activities and which are not free flowing (Olorunda, Omonayajo, Aibor, 2012). According to Ovu (2015), solid waste management are measures taken to ensure that waste generated in the community/surroundings , industries, workplaces are well disposed of to its final stage in way that it will not pose hazards to man and his property.
Poor solid waste management has been a deadly practice and a problem to public health. It has attracted the interest of the government, non-governmental organization and the World Health Organization in general. The effect of improper solid waste management imposes danger on Man’s health. Indiscriminate and inappropriate domestic litter disposal habits as well as poor industrial waste disposal system has been identified and proved to be basic features in rural settlement.