AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHALLENGES FACING SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN ELDORET TOWN

ABSTRACT
were very high as depicted by the high waste disposal rates by the residents to storage
equipments. It was also established that private business establishments undertake most of the
waste collection in the town with EMC carrying out collection in few residential estates and in
the CBD. In some instances the residents disposed their waste directly from their households to
nearby plots and along the drains. This was also found to be the case with the private business
establishments and this ended up aggravating the waste management problem in Eldoret.
It was therefore recommended that the residents should be made aware of the impacts of poor
solid waste management on their health and the environment. Re use and recycling of materials
was recommended in order
country.