Assessing the waste management systems on construction sites in Kampala.
Ainebyoona, Vanita Grace
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The purpose of the study was to examine the waste management systems implemented on construction sites and the need of these systems in Kawempe and Central divisions in Kampala. Waste being unavoidable, it’s a component that requires to be disposed-off without delay from the construction site. It is a responsibility for every personnel mostly the environment and health management team to ensure proper disposal of wastes on construction sites. The study sought to showcase this effect by showing how and what some of the systems implemented on the construction sites are and also this study was to show the categorization of different wastes that are generated on a construction site. There the need and necessity of the waste management systems was unearthed and well determined so that recommendation can be given appropriately toward waste disposal on sites. With the help of text books and other written journals of different authors who have talked about waste as an item and waste management systems under construction industry, information on categorization different wastes was unearthed and referenced. The other necessary information on the need of the waste management systems and the implementation present at different sites were traced by visiting sites one on one with the help of questionnaires. The target population of the study were the active construction sites Central and Kawempe divisions in Kampala because it was favorable in terms time available to conduct the study as of the period of April to September 2022. The targeted population were the site workers like site engineers, environmental and health management team, the clerk of works and cleaners who take part in the waste management activities on the selected construction site who were considered to solve the research problem. Data for the purpose of the study was collected using questionnaires for the available and present site workers on current operating construction sites in the above mentioned divisions in Kampala for at least the past six months.