Quantification and Management of Household Solid Waste in the Urban District of Bantè

  • Alda Aude Sèna Yemaddje National University of Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Eric L. S. C. SeboVifan National University of Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Cyrille Tchakpa National University of Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Sourou Juste Akakpo University of Abomey-Calavi
Keywords: Bantè, Characterization, Household Solid Waste, Waste management, Wild Dump
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This article aims to identify solid waste management in the urban district of Bantè in order to achieve a more effective and sustainable intervention highlighting a practical environment. Indeed, waste is evacuated all over this district. This practice leads to the proliferation of wild dumps, which pose aesthetic, environmental, and health risks. The method adopted was a cross-sectional one with a descriptive and analytical focus. A total of 236 households were interviewed, and 93 of them were selected according to the average daily waste production per household and per sector for the characterization campaign. The weight of waste to be sorted is defined according to the standard recommended by MEDECOM. Excel software was used for data processing and Arc-View software was used to produce the maps. The results showed that households produce an average of 0.22 kg/inhabitant per day in the urban district of Bantè. The most important categories of their waste are in order of importance: extra-fine, fine, putrescible, and plastics. Pre-collection by voluntary collection is the most suitable means with 92% of households. Heaps of rubbish are erected and proliferate the neighbourhoods. The most exploited disposal sites are empty spaces (58.47%), backwaters (20.23%), and concession yards (17.17%). Recovery is very little developed and is limited to reuse in households and summary recycling in workshops. From these results, the implementation of a waste management policy mainly based on the waste recovery into renewable energy, composting, and biochar would be an asset for the research district


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21 June, 2022
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Sèna Yemaddje, A., SeboVifan, E., Tchakpa, C., & Akakpo, S. (2022). Quantification and Management of Household Solid Waste in the Urban District of Bantè. International Journal of Advanced Research, 5(1), 89-103. https://doi.org/10.37284/ijar.5.1.720