Characteristics And Management Of Solid Waste In Ghanaian Markets - A Study Of WA Municipality

Patrick Aaniamenga Bowan, Millicent Timol Tierobaar


Waste management occupies a vital place in the economies of both developed and developing countries. Urbanization in Ghana has made the management of solid waste very crucial in the areas of public health and the environment. Poor solid waste management in Ghana can be attributed to the failure of proper waste characterization in Ghana. Thus, the objective of this paper is to determine solid waste composition and bulk density in the Wa market. The study considered waste characterization at the Wa Central Market by determining the percentage by weight of the various solid waste components generated in the market within the months of June to August, 2013. Waste bins were placed at selected locations in the market for waste collection and sorting for the study.  More information can be found in the full paper.


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