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Analysis of Solid Waste Management Logistics and Its Attendant Challenges in Lagos Metropolis

Department of Transport Management, Faculty of Management Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
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Logistics 2018, 2(2), 11; https://doi.org/10.3390/logistics2020011
Received: 10 April 2018 / Revised: 3 May 2018 / Accepted: 21 May 2018 / Published: 11 June 2018
This study examined the relationship between waste management logistics and identified metrics for waste management logistics performance. Secondly, the study assessed the various challenges inhibiting the performance of LAWMA in the State. Random table sampling and purposive sampling were used to select 47 waste collection centres with 10 questionnaires distributed per centre (470 in total) across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGA) in Lagos State. However, only 339 questionnaires were retrieved from the sampled population. Multiple regression analysis was used to predict the relationship between waste management logistics and identified metrics for waste logistics performance. Descriptive statistics was used to explain the challenges of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). The results established that the volume of solid waste and commitment of staff are crucial to waste management logistics and one factor that strongly affects waste logistics is traffic in the metropolis. Conclusively, waste collection turnaround must be increased and government and private investors should provide enabling infrastructure and trained personnel for effective solid waste management in Lagos metropolis. View Full-Text
Keywords: solid waste; logistics; challenges; Lagos metropolis solid waste; logistics; challenges; Lagos metropolis
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Ayantoyinbo, B.B.; Adepoju, O.O. Analysis of Solid Waste Management Logistics and Its Attendant Challenges in Lagos Metropolis. Logistics 2018, 2, 11.

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