An assessment of municipal solid waste management practices case study: Nyarugenge District - Rwanda
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The study was conducted to assess the management of Municipal solid waste management practices using a case study of Nyarugenge District in Kigali Capital city of Rwanda. Three specific objectives guided this study and these include establishing the status of the existing solid waste collection, transportation and disposal practices in Nyarugenge District; to examine magnitude solid waste management problems and to design strategies to overcome waste management challenges in Nyarugenge District. A case study of research design was used for this study in which a total of 381 respondents informed this study. These were reached through purposive and random sampling. Observation, questionnaires and interviews were used during the collection of primary data. Data was analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. According to the findings of the study, people in Nyarugenge District use different methods in collection of solid waste, transport it and later dispose at recognized site. It was found that solid waste management is the work of private companies under the authority of the municipality. It established that materials such as sacks are used in the due course to collect solid waste. The study concludes that the management and collection of solid waste is never a duty of neither one man’s person or one organization; rather all groups and individuals at hand. Therefore, there is a need for all people to work for the clean environment and a better life at hand. The study also calls different groups and organizations to apply modern techniques for the collection, transportation and disposing of solid waste in Nyarugenge District.