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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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APPRAISAL OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION EFFECTIVENESS FOLLOWING THE INTRODUCTION OF CITY-WIDE WASTE COLLECTION LEVY SCHEME IN KUMASI, GHANA


Volume 18, Issue 3, November 2016, Pages 828–835

 APPRAISAL OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION EFFECTIVENESS FOLLOWING THE INTRODUCTION OF CITY-WIDE WASTE COLLECTION LEVY SCHEME IN KUMASI, GHANA

Faustina Gyabaah1, Anna Amankwah-Minkah2, and George Alexander Dordah3

1 Civil Engineering Department, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, P. O. Box 767, Bolgatanga, U/E, Ghana
2 Civil Engineering Department, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, P. O. Box 767, Bolgatanga, U/E, Ghana
3 Civil Engineering Department, Bolgatanga Polytechnic, P. O. Box 767, Bolgatanga, U/E, Ghana

Original language: English

Received 13 July 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


In Ghana, solid waste collection and disposal services over the years have become the bane of Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies. Among the obstacles to effective solid waste management in Ghana, inadequate and unsustained financing have been identified to be the most important. To help provide a sustainable means of financing solid waste management in the Kumasi Metropolis, the metropolis has instituted a Pay As You Throw system (PAYT), dubbed City-Wide Solid Waste Collection Levy Scheme. This paper therefore examines the impact of this program on solid waste collection effectiveness. The indicators used were money generated from communities, and solid waste handling since the introduction of the program. It was found that there has been an improvement in the handling of solid waste, and also the program had resulted in increase in revenue stream and a reduction of cost on the central government.

Author Keywords: Solid waste management, Kumasi, pay-as-you-throw scheme, Zoomlion, communal waste collection.


How to Cite this Article


Faustina Gyabaah, Anna Amankwah-Minkah, and George Alexander Dordah, “APPRAISAL OF SOLID WASTE COLLECTION EFFECTIVENESS FOLLOWING THE INTRODUCTION OF CITY-WIDE WASTE COLLECTION LEVY SCHEME IN KUMASI, GHANA,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 828–835, November 2016.