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EFFECTS OF SAWMILL WASTES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF OGBESE AND AKURE TOWNSHIPS, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA


Volume 9, Issue 2, September 2014, Pages 399–409

 EFFECTS OF SAWMILL WASTES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF OGBESE AND AKURE TOWNSHIPS, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Temitope Akinbode and Julius A.B. Olujimi

Original language: English

Received 29 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 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


This research examines the volume of waste generated by sawmill industries vis-à-vis the management method adopted by sawmills and the prevailing diseases in the study areas and proffer appropriate solutions that is expected to improve the residential environment and make it more aesthetic and therefore improve the health of the people. The study made use of both primary and secondary data. The primary data were collected through the administration of structured questionnaire which was administered on household-heads within 1-kilometer radius of the selected sawmill industries. The second, which was administered on the sawmill operators, examined the waste management practices and safety health measures adopted by the saw millers. The third set of questionnaire was administered on Town Planning Authorities, covering the location of the sawmill industries. Random systematic sampling method was employed to select the residents within the two study areas. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for data processing. Analysis of data was carried out using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of this research clearly reveal the locations of sawmill industries in the study areas, the volume of waste generated by each sawmill industry including the various modes of waste disposal practices adopted. It also reveals the various ways by which sawmill wastes can be put into use and went further to expose the various environmental and health problems pose by the operation of sawmill industries. Finally, relevant recommendations were made to find solution to the various problems pointed out by the researcher.

Author Keywords: Log, Wood, Safety, Health, Pollution, Industries.


How to Cite this Article


Temitope Akinbode and Julius A.B. Olujimi, “EFFECTS OF SAWMILL WASTES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF OGBESE AND AKURE TOWNSHIPS, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 399–409, September 2014.