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Title: Performance of private solid waste collection companies in Kumasi
Authors: Yaayin, Boniface
Issue Date: 23-Aug-2009
Abstract: The study focused on the performance of private solid waste collection companies in Kumasi. The study objectives were to assess the performance of private solid waste collection companies and the factors influencing the performance and also to assess the contribution of private solid waste collection companies in terms of percentage of waste the companies collect. The data used for the study were from questionnaires and landfill records on the performance indicators and the factors influencing the performance. Primary data were collected from six private solid waste collection companies in Kumasi and secondary data from nineteen private solid waste collection companies in four other cities in Ghana. The data were analysed and the performance of the companies in Kumasi was compared with the performance of the companies in the four other cities. The results of the study revealed that the average performance in terms of vehicle productivity (ton/day/vehicle) for the six companies in Kumasi was 17.2 and only two companies out of the six were above average. The average vehicle utilisation was 62% and two out of the six companies were above average. This implies the majority of the companies in Kumasi were under utilising their waste collection vehicles. Across the cities, the average vehicle productivity (tonnes/day/vehicle) was 16.02 and the average performance of companies in three cities (Tema, Accra and Kumasi) was above this value. Also the average vehicle utilisation of companies across the cities was 60% and the performance of companies in three out of the five cities was above average. The proportion of waste collected by the private companies across the selected cities in Ghana was comparatively higher than that of the metropolitan assemblies. The study also revealed that there was a correlation between market share and vehicle productivity of private solid waste collection companies. This means that market share influences vehicle productivity. There was also a correlation between vehicles supervision and vehicle productivity. It implies vehicles supervision affects vehicle productivity.
Description: A thesis submitted to the College of Engineering in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1061
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