The role of community participation in residential solid waste management: the case for the urban poor - Nairobi
This study discusses the reduction of the Nairobi City Council activity through the participation of the community in the solid waste management. It has been presented in the order of a detailed introduction, Literature review and conceptual framework, data analysis, recommendations and conclusion. The study critically examines residential solid waste management activities by the community in Mathare Valley and Korogocho slum settlement areas in Nairobi city. According to the study findings solid waste disposal by Nairobi City Council especially from slum settlements is deteriorating year after another. The study also established that the community based organisations (CBDs) are faced with a number of problems (such as low participation level by the community, inadequate market for the compost and the unhealthy working conditions) which Iimit their effectiveness in waste management. The study consequently gives the appropriate recommendations on how the problems can be solved or minimized.