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Journal of Waste Management
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 868072, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/868072
Research Article

Performance Assessment of Solid Waste Management following Private Partnership Operations in Lagos State, Nigeria

Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Received 28 September 2013; Revised 18 January 2014; Accepted 2 February 2014; Published 17 April 2014

Academic Editor: Francesco Veglio

Copyright © 2014 Agboje Ifeoma Anestina et al. 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

The strategy of delivering modern, high quality public services and promoting competition in the waste management sector leads to formation of private sector participation (PSP) to handle solid waste management in Lagos State. The findings depict that quality of service among the PSP operators recorded high success in the high income areas than those of the low and medium income areas. On the average, industry productivity was 6.63 tonnes per day per vehicle. 18 out of 30 companies in the study area were above this average and in meeting increased productivity, year of experience in operations, number of trips made, number of times trucks were serviced, and adhering to regulatory agency requirement were among the factors influencing company’s productivity in the state. The study, therefore, recommends that regulatory agency should be more aggressive in playing its statutory roles of managing the PSP operators.