Assessment of abattoir waste management and potential of resource recovery in Nsooba slaughter house limited Kawempe division, Kampala district.
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Animal slaughtering is a major industry that produces a significant amount of waste. This waste can be a major environmental and public health hazard if it is not properly managed. This study aims to examine waste management practices in animal slaughtering processes and resource recovery potentials at Nsooba slaughterhouse limited. The study's specific objectives include characterizing and quantifying abattoir wastes generated, assessing the management practices of abattoir wastes, and determining the potential recovery activities of abattoir wastes. A mixed-method approach was used to collect data through surveys, interviews, and laboratory analysis. The results show that current practices of abattoir waste management in Nsooba slaughterhouse limited are inadequate and unsustainable, leading to negative impacts on public health and the environment. However, there is no potential for resource recovery from abattoir wastes through composting, rendering, biogas production, and blood processing at the abattoir premises. The study findings can be used as a foundation for creating novel strategies that support environmental protection, economic development, and sustainability within the Nsooba slaughterhousee limited. The abattoir wastes were categorized into four different ranks, with cow dung as the primary waste product constituting 92% of the total generated wastes. The second ranking consisted mainly of paper bags and assorted wastes, accounting for 41% of the total abattoir waste production. Bones contributed to approximately 48% of the entire slaughterhouse waste production, earning them a rank three classification. Lastly, animal beddings from transport lorries. The study also reveals that wastewater constitutes the largest portion at approximately 58% of the total volume. Meanwhile, blood accounts for around 40%