Solid Waste Management in Ghana: The Case of Tamale Metropolitan Area

Felix puopiel, Justice Owusu-Ansah


The main objective of the study was to establish the underlying factors affecting effective solid waste management in the Tamale metropolis and suggest possible measures to tackle the problem. The research gathered data from two main sources namely: secondary and primary sources.  The three main techniques employed in gathering the primary data were: preliminary field investigation, questionnaire survey and face-to-face interview. The following key findings were established to be the factors affecting effective solid waste management in the Metropolis. These are: inadequate skip supply for storing waste, lack of routine collection of waste, poor methods of waste management and inadequate resources for waste management institutions to effectively collect the waste generated.

Keywords: Solid waste management, solid waste collection, solid waste disposal

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