ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN JALINGO CITY, TARABA STATE, NIGERIA.
This study examines the challenges and prospects of public participation in solid waste management in Jalingo metropolis. Data for this study were obtained by structured questionnaire and interview of respondents in the metropolis. Structured interview questions relating to possession of waste containers at homes/shops and willingness of residents to pay for waste collection were asked. The study revealed that the residents are willing to collaborate with NGOs, individual and government in solid waste management to achieve sustainable waste management. It was recommended that Taraba state government should create a waste agency backed by law and well funded to tackle menace of solid waste in the metropolis.
Public participation, solid waste, management, Jalingo city.