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Title: Household Waste and Local Solid Waste Collection in Niamey, Republic of Niger
Authors: AOIKE, Utako
Keywords: Municipal solid waste management (MSWM)
Plastic bags
Private waste collection
Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT)
Willingness to pay
Issue Date: Sep-2019
Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African study monographs. Supplementary issue.
Volume: 58
Start page: 93
End page: 114
Abstract: In 2050, the amount of waste generated in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to triple current levels. Waste disposal coupled with urbanisation has led to environmental and social issues in rapidly developing African countries. An analysis of production and consumption taking into account the local conditions and cultural context is the first step in developing a suitable waste management strategy for a given region. This study focused on the composition and treatment of household waste in urban areas of Niamey, Niger, and assessed how household waste collection in Niamey City reflects the climate and local consumption. The current method of waste collection was examined with consideration of the quantity and types of household waste generated. The availability of locally made tools and an abundant labour force, as well as the willingness of residents to pay for disposal services, were the key factors influencing waste collection in Niamey. Due to deficiencies in public solid waste management services, and with the increasing number of young seasonal migrants in search of jobs, the importance of private individuals providing door-to-door household waste collection in Niamey has increased.
Rights: Copyright by The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, September 1, 2019.
DOI: 10.14989/244121
Appears in Collections:58(Agricultural Practices, Development and Social Dynamics in Niger)

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